Visit or Volunteer for the Historical Society’s Tall Ships Festival Booth on Saturday or Sunday, September 7 & 8

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please be sure to visit our Society’s booth at the Ocean Institute’s 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8. Our museum will be closed that Saturday. As always, we can use more volunteers to help manage our booth which features our merchandise, historic photos, clothing and membership information. Please contact Keith Johannes if you would like to assist: 949-248-8121 or...

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April 24 Meeting Will Feature Jon Seeman and Lorraine Passero

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in About DPHS, Archives, Events, Featured, Preservation, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our meeting on Wednesday, April 24 will feature Orange County native Jon Seeman and his wife Lorraine Passero (left).  Both are distinguished artists and Lorraine is also the author of Distant Indigo, the story of local artist Clare Mason Fox.  In addition, Jon is the grandson of Ed Seeman (below, left) of Laguna Beach, who built the scenic walkway in Dana Point Cove for the San Juan Point Corporation in 1924. The construction...

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November 8 Field Trip Will Feature W.K. Kellogg House in Pomona

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Our annual field trip on Thursday, November 8, will be a visit to cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg’s West Coast retreat, an 8,777 square-foot house built in 1926 at a cost of $150,000.  The home sits on the northern edge of the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The Kellogg ranch became well known in Southern California for its horse exhibitions and breeding program.  It was also a venue for the Kelloggs to entertain assorted Hollywood celebrities and to...

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

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 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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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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