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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Oceanic Heritage Paper & Projects of Surfing & Sailing by Bruce Beal

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Copyright Information, Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Commencing in the 1930’s, Dana Point and surrounds increasingly became populated by persons, originally known as “Watermen,” defined as those who were “comfortable in a wide variety of ocean conditions and had a broad store of oceanic knowledge; more specifically applied to those who are accomplished at a particular set of surfing-related activities, including diving, swimming, sailing, bodysurfing, fishing, spearfishing, surf canoeing,...

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Field Trip to Historic Heritage Square and Grier Musser Museum on Saturday, November 5

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

 Heritage Square Museum (http://heritagesquare.org/about) transports visitors to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state and the former cow town El Pueblo de Los Angeles began shaping itself into the metropolis it is today. The museum is not housed in one building but is actually eight different historic structures constructed during the Victorian Era.  The buildings were saved from demolition and are now used to...

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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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