November 3 & 4 Weekend Will Commemorate 200th Anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society and the Dana Point Historical Society invite the public to join in marking the 200th anniversary of the Raid on San Juan Capistrano by Argentinian patriot and alleged “pirate” Hipólito Bouchard (below) in 1818.  On Saturday, November 3, a group of Living History “pirates” will recreate the historic walk from Dana Point to San Juan Capistrano to “sack” the town. The walk...

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Form for Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21 at Doheny Beach!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Featured, Scholarships, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society has awarded The Doris I. Walker Memorial $1,000 Scholarship to Riann Martino, (pictured left) of Dana Hills High School.  The Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson $1,000 Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jaclyn Ruedisueli, (right) of San Juan Hills High School.  Come and meet these deserving young ladies and their families at our annual Scholarship Fiesta Dinner Fundraiser on June 21 at 6 p.m. at Doheny State...

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President’s Message February/March 2017

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our January Annual Meeting and traditional potluck dinner was enjoyed by all who attended.  Thanks to the Board of Directors who organized the meeting and to everyone who created the delicious entrees and desserts.  We were pleased to welcome Mayor Debra Lewis, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Wyatt, South Coast Water District President Wayne Rayfield, and SCWD Director Rick Erkeneff.  DPHS officers reported on the state of the society, and retiring...

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President’s Messsage February/March 2016

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The January Annual Meeting and dinner was a success thanks to our Board of Directors who organized the meeting.  More than 70 members and guests shared a delicious variety of potluck dishes and beverages.  The meeting included brief annual reports and the installation of officers by past DPHS President and current City Councilman Carlos N. Olvera. We were pleased to welcome Lara Anderson, past Mayor of Dana Point, and Andrew Brunhart, South...

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President’s Messsage January 2016

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

   New Year Greetings!  2015 ended on high note with the dedication of the Richard Henry Dana Jr. Bicentennial Plaque.  We had a beautiful day to conclude our Year of Dana celebration with the presentation of the plaque on Sunday, December 6 (pictured below).  A crowd of members and guests circled the R.H. Dana Jr. harbor statue as Orange County Supervisor Lisa spoke, then read aloud the plaque’s inscription as it was unveiled by two Dana...

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