UPCOMING EVENTS: Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8, from 2-5 p.m.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Be sure to save Sunday, December 8 from 2-5 p.m. to attend the Dana Point Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Open House. Just as last year, we will hold our Holiday Open House at our new museum space at Suite 104 in City Hall.  We ask all who plan on attending to bring an appetizer, dessert or bottle of wine to share with your fellow society members. Come and join us for this festive event to kick-off your holiday...

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President’s Message 2013 October

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We have received very positive comments from guests and volunteers regarding our 13th Annual Home Tour of Sidney H. Woodruff buildings in Lantern Village. Terry Goller wrote, “What a wonderful event you all planned for our community. It truly was spectacular! I know how many hands it took to put this all together…What a wonderful tribute to Beverly Sels who was such a dedicated community worker.” Wendy Kramer’s email summarized a...

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UPCOMING EVENTS: Trip to Huntington Library Set for Wednesday, November 6, seats are still available

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

  Annual Field Trip Set for Huntington Library and Gardens Tickets are still available for the annual DPHS field trip on Wednesday, November 6.  This year’s destination is the beautiful Huntington Library in San Marino. A private nonprofit, the Huntington Library was founded in 1919 by Henry and Arabella Huntington.  Huntington was a wealthy businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities and...

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President’s Message 2013 September

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Historic Homes, Newsletter, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The release of The Great Gatsby film last May served as a great introduction to our 2013 Home Tour. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, the film depicts and contrasts the cultural changes in American society in the years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The development of Dana Point in the 1920s was an example of wealthy businessmen investing in the future — a beach community offering resort living to the...

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September 25 Meeting to be Held at Casino San Clemente starting at 6:30 P.M.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our first fall meeting is to be a highlight for 2013!  San Clemente Casino, located just over the line in North Beach, is less than a 15-minute drive on PCH.  Casino San Clemente is just six miles from City Hall and we will still have daylight to see the restored casino, patio and gardens.  Program chair, Ann Shultz, writes the details below:                          (Painting, above, by Rick Delanty) The Wednesday...

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Dana Point Home Tour 2013

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Dana Point Historical Society 2013 Home Tour Sunday, October 6, 2013. 11am – 4pm “…from the hills of Hollywood to the sea… in Dana Point”   This year, our 13th annual Home Tour is featuring those homes and buildings Sidney H. Woodruff built in Dana Point — his dream of a resort and “play-land” by the sea.  Our signature house for the 2013 Home Tour is Woodruff’s own original home, pictured...

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