Save the Date: June 22 For Scholarship Fiesta Dinner Fundraiser

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 22, at Doheny State Beach.  Jack Saunderson, of historic Lucy’s El Patio Café, will once again cater the occasion with his delicious Mexican food, so popular with last year’s large crowd.  Advance purchase tickets for society members are $25 each and $30 for non-members.  Be sure to get your reservations early — last year’s very large crowd made the event...

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Join Us for the Sixth Annual Book Reading

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Attend the Sixth Annual Community Reading of Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.  Friday, April 1: 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 2: 9 PM to 6 PM Sunday, April 3: 9 PM to Noon Note that we will have a new venue for this year’s community reading. We will be located at the Ocean Institute’s Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, located adjacent to the Ocean Institute’s parking lot. With a spectacular backdrop of the...

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Join Us for Our February 24th Program at 7 PM at City Hall

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the Dana Point Historical Society will feature newly elected board member Bob Minty, who will showcase his collection of antique scrimshaw from the 19th century. Bob will give us an overview and brief history of scrimshaw as well as discuss the origins of pieces from his extensive private collection, some of which is currently on display in our museum. We will also have the young creators of an impressive National...

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DPHS Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 20

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 20, at Dana Point Community House at 24642 San Juan Avenue. Doors open at 6 PM, although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:30 PM would be greatly appreciated. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:45 PM. Opening comments and approval of the 2016 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will begin...

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Happy New Year from the Dana Point Historical Society

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society had a beautiful day to conclude our Year of Dana celebration with the dedication of the Dana Bicentennial Plaque on Sunday, December 6. A crowd of members and guests circled the Dana statue as Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett read the plaque as it was unveiled by two Richard Henry Dana Elementary School Student Council Officers. Assemblyman Bill Brough, Mayor John Tomlinson, DanaWharf’s Don Hansen, Dana...

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