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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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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