Join Us for the Sixth Annual Book Reading

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Attend the Sixth Annual Community Reading of Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.  Friday, April 1: 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 2: 9 PM to 6 PM Sunday, April 3: 9 PM to Noon Note that we will have a new venue for this year’s community reading. We will be located at the Ocean Institute’s Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, located adjacent to the Ocean Institute’s parking lot. With a spectacular backdrop of the...

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Join Us for Our February 24th Program at 7 PM at City Hall

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the Dana Point Historical Society will feature newly elected board member Bob Minty, who will showcase his collection of antique scrimshaw from the 19th century. Bob will give us an overview and brief history of scrimshaw as well as discuss the origins of pieces from his extensive private collection, some of which is currently on display in our museum. We will also have the young creators of an impressive National...

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Join Us November 14 for Our Annual Field Trip

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Events, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

This year, we are featuring a walk through the historic area of Rancho Santa Fe.  Our bus will leave from the Strands parking lot promptly at 9 AM (please arrive 20 minutes early).  Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide, local historian Von Marie May, who will take us on a walking tour through historic Rancho Santa Fe and the Inn. You may brown-bag a lunch or join us at Morgan Run Club & Resort.  Reservations are required for lunch...

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2015 Home Tour, Sunday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Events, Featured, Historic Homes, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Historic Homes & Hidden Treasures of Capistrano Beach Visit the charming tree-lined streets of Capistrano Beach and six of its historic homes and gardens. You will go behind the gates and through private doors and into hidden gardens for special views of these lovely homes treasured by their owners.      The famous Doheny Cottage and Gep’s Folly, built by the well-known antiquarian Gep Durenberger and now owned by a proprietor of...

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Volunteers Needed for the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival September 11-13

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in About DPHS, Events, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The 31st annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival is coming September 11-13.  Our DPHS booth will celebrate Dana’s Bicentennial as part of our community outreach with books and gifts featuring Dana Point’s history. Volunteers are needed to remove items from storage and help set up the tent at noon on Friday, September 11, and to remove it and store merchandise after 5 PM, Sunday, September 13.  We also need people to man the booth on Friday...

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