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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In Memoriam: Mel Pierce

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles, Oral History, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

DPHS Patriarch of Dana Point, August 11, 1923 – May 19, 2015. Mel and Helen Pierce were honored as DPHS Founders in 2007.  Mel lived here from the age of six, with the exception of his service in WWII, loved Dana Point and believed in serving his community. Services will be held Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM at South Shores Community Church. Please click here to read all about the lives of Mel and his family when he was named Patriarch of the...

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Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments Prove Popular; More Than Half Already Sold – Order Yours Here

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Events, Projects | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society is pleased to offer this collectible ornament to celebrate the City of Dana Point while establishing a new tradition for the Society and community. The first in a Series of Collectible Ornaments, more than half of this limited edition of 500 ornaments has been sold.  The ornament is a likeness of the City of Dana Point Official Seal, originally designed by Rick Morgan, finished in brilliant 24K gold, proudly...

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