Author Jeffrey L. Amestoy Discusses His New Biography of Richard Henry Dana Jr. on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 PM

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Mark your calendars to attend this well-timed program. On September 16, Jeffrey Amestoy will present his new book Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr., the first full-length biography of Dana in more than half a century and released on his 200th birthday. Amestoy, a former Vermont Chief Justice, will present his discussion at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute in the Samueli Conference Center at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.  A...

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Richard Henry Dana Jr. Birthday Celebration, August 1, 2015

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Events, Featured | 0 comments

by Elizabeth Bamattre On a perfectly calm evening August 1, 2015, the Dana Point Historical Society marked the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Henry Dana Jr.  More than 80 guests and presenters arrived for the reception alongside the brig Pilgrim to the sounds of sea shanties sung by Bill Dempsey. State Senator Pat Bates, Mayor Carlos N. Olvera, OC Dana Point Harbor Master Brad Gross and Ocean Institute Directors Dan Stetson and Dori...

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Another Successful Year for the Scholarship Fiesta Dinner

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

We had a beautiful evening on Wednesday, June 24, to host our annual scholarship dinner at Doheny State Beach.  We appreciate the help provided by Denise Estrada, Doheny State Beach Special Events Coordinator, and Jim Miller. Jack Saunderson and his El Patio Café crew prepared and served the delicious Fiesta Dinner once again to raise funds for the scholarships in memory of his mother, Lucy, and author Doris Walker.  We also wish to thank all...

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In Memoriam: Mel Pierce

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles, Oral History, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

DPHS Patriarch of Dana Point, August 11, 1923 – May 19, 2015. Mel and Helen Pierce were honored as DPHS Founders in 2007.  Mel lived here from the age of six, with the exception of his service in WWII, loved Dana Point and believed in serving his community. Services will be held Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM at South Shores Community Church. Please click here to read all about the lives of Mel and his family when he was named Patriarch of the...

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Buck and Judy Henderson Honored at Founders Day Event

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society honored Buck and Judy Henderson with our Founders Day Award. A reception was held at 6:30 PM, followed by Heidi Hyde presenting a power point presentation featuring the highlights and service of Judy and Buck Henderson’s life as narrated with entertaining stories from several guest speakers. Daughters Healy and Hedy described their parents’ volunteer activities in PTA, Girl Scouts and Blue Birds and...

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THANK YOU DANA BICENTENNIAL BANNER SPONSORS!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

BICENTENNIAL FOUNDER  AUTHOR SEAMAN’S FRIEND JUDY & BUCK HENDERSON NORM DENTON & MAY-EIVOR BELSBY CREWMATE SAN JUAN MISSION DOCENT SOCIETY BARBARA & KEITH JOHANNES ANN & HOWARD LEIBOWITZ ELIZABETH & BILL BAMATTRE ROBERT MINTY MICHELE & HAROLD KAUFMAN SUSAN & PAUL HINMAN MARLENE & BRUCE BEAL MARSHA & RICH LARUSSO MAX BROWN & KEN BOYD BEA REED JIM MILLER (COFFEE IMPORTERS) ROBERT ZASA IN MEMORY OF...

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