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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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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