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Dana Point’s Legendary Lanterns

By Barbara Force Johannes The February 11, 2021 removal of the last Dana Point Lantern Post still standing ...

President’s Message Holiday 2021 by Barbara Force Johannes

Our Thursday, December 9th annual Holiday Reception [editor's note: canceled due to weather] will be held  at the ...

September Founders Day Event Honors Local Businesswomen

On Wednesday, September 22, the Dana Point Historical Society will honor Donna Kalez (right) of Dana Wharf Sportfishing ...

Double Blessings in Capistrano Beach

DPHS and Capo Cares seek historic plaques to honor two historic Doheny-era parks By Toni Nelson, guest author ...

Mel and Helen Pierce Honored With Commemorative Plaque at Strands Vista Park

On Friday, March 5, the Society had an impromptu gathering with members of the Board of Directors to ...

Dana Point Historical Society Salvages Last Standing Historic Dana Point Lantern Post

The last Dana Point Lantern Post still standing in its original location was safely removed from Violet Lantern ...


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