DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Fundraising Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 20

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Events, Featured, Scholarships, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 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. Raffle tickets will also be available for a small price that allows you to enter our “opportunity drawing,“ which includes a variety of gift items, gift cards and other...

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Historical Society May Founders Day Event Will Honor Jim “Skip” Wehan

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Awards, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, May 30, we will have our monthly meeting and celebrate this year’s recipient of our Founders Day award, Jim “Skip” Wehan. An avid mariner and community advocate, Skip graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but returned to school to complete courses in math and teaching.  While teaching at Mission Viejo High, he started a sailing school as a summer program in 1975, partnering with Dana Hills High School and...

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Historical Society April Meeting Will Feature Relatives of Dana Point Pioneer Anna G. Walters

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Featured, Historic Designation Registry, Historic Homes, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., the Dana Point Historical Society will present a program to highlight our new museum exhibit featuring the early 20th century contributions of Anna G. Walters (pictured left, c. 1918) to the Dana Point area.  Anna was one of the earliest investors and real estate purveyors of Dana Point.  Most of you know her as the owner of the Blue Fountain Lunch building, which is now Coastal Kitchens restaurant. However,...

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Historical Society to Award Scholarships to High School Seniors

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating local seniors. The Doris Walker Memorial Scholarship will go to a Dana Point resident at Dana Hills High School and the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to a student living in Capistrano Beach who attends either San Clemente High School or San Juan Hills High School. All graduating students planning to attend a trade school, community college, state college...

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Historical Society October Meeting Will Feature New Book by Joe Dunn

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Surfing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m., our membership meeting will feature a program presenting Joe Dunn’s new book, Indian: The Life of Osage Waterman Wayne Schafer. The book tells of Schafer’s life and chronicles his early years as well as his professional life. It also details the early days of the California surf culture and quotes various waterman as well as individuals from Schafer’s childhood. The program takes place at City Hall...

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Form for Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21 at Doheny Beach!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Featured, Scholarships, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society has awarded The Doris I. Walker Memorial $1,000 Scholarship to Riann Martino, (pictured left) of Dana Hills High School.  The Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson $1,000 Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jaclyn Ruedisueli, (right) of San Juan Hills High School.  Come and meet these deserving young ladies and their families at our annual Scholarship Fiesta Dinner Fundraiser on June 21 at 6 p.m. at Doheny State...

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