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Dana Point Historical Society Introduces Virtual Historic Walking Map

The Dana Point Historical Society is pleased to introduce its virtual historic walking map of the Lantern District ...

Membership 2021

Hello to 2021! First, let me welcome new member Wendy Manning. Second, let me thank all of our ...

Will This Historic Landmark Survive?

By Keith Johannes The Dana Point Historical Society receives many questions about historic buildings and their preservation. Many ...

Will the Blue Lantern Gazebo Be Saved?

by Barbara Force Johannes The “Blue Lantern Gazebo” (pictured) at the Ken Sampson Overlook Park continues to be ...

Will the Seaside Inn Be Saved?

by Barbara Force Johannes As one would expect, whenever our Historical Society volunteers meet the public we receive ...

DPHS Honors Geody and Richard Deffenbaugh for Founders Day

The Dana Point Historical Society’s Founders Day Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the history ...


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Events related to the history of our beautiful area


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