Celebrating the Innovation of Waterman Hobie Alter in October

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Hobie Cat Company has announced the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hobie Cat, scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point. First developed in 1968, the celebration of the Hobie 14 will feature the “Hobie Cat Funtastico,” a 10-mile distance fun cat race that will launch from Doheny State Beach and sail past historic Hobie landmarks along the way.    Boat participation is limited due to...

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Dana Point Historical Society at Tall Ships Festival September 7-9

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Join us for the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival September 7-9. Volunteers are needed for our outreach booth in the harbor on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Two-hour shifts are available starting at 10 a.m. Experienced booth volunteers from the Society will be there to assist you. Call 949-248-8121 or email: kjohannes1@cox.net to volunteer or get more...

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Pirate Exhibit at the Arley Leck House in San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Events, Featured, Military Heritage, Upcoming Events | 2 comments

On Sunday, August 5, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society is celebrating the grand opening of its latest exhibit on pirates.  The exhibit is located at the Arley Leck House on the Society grounds, 31865 Los Rios Street, and will run through November 18.  The exhibit is open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday  through Sunday of each week. The exhibit is free to the public but donations are appreciated for the...

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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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