DPHS Events Scheduled for the Festival of Whales

DPHS Events Scheduled for the Festival of Whales


FOW PARADE: Our first event involving the FOW will be our presence in the parade on Saturday, March 1, beginning at 10 a.m.  Would you like to volunteer to walk in the parade along side of our classic cars and carry a foam-backed historic photo poster?  Or perhaps you know of someone who has a classic car they would like to drive in the parade as a part of the Historical Society’s entry.  Contact Barbara Johannes at 949-496-4345 if you can volunteer to help with our parade commitment. It’s a lot of fun and the crowd is appreciative of our involvement.

 DPHS HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Terry Walsh (949-493-7118 / 949-547-2991) is coordinating our historic tours and needs volunteers to accompany the tours to “wrangle” stragglers and to keep folks together.  In addition, Terry is looking for volunteers to train to be tour guides.  Help is included with a handy notebook that details the historic features of Dana Point and has useful narratives that accompany each one.  Tours occur both days of both weekends (March 1-2, 8-9) and begin at 2 p.m. at the corner of Blue Lantern and Pacific Coast Highway. The tour encompasses about a half-mile and takes a little more than an hour.  It’s a great way to reconnect with our history while town center is being revitalized.

FOURTH ANNUAL READING: Join community leaders and active citizens as they read Richard Henry Dana Jr.’s classic Two Years Before the Mast. This is a three-day event starting Friday, March 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., continuing all day Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and finishing with the last chapters on Sunday, March 9, 9 a.m. to noon.  Readers and volunteers are needed!

DPHS BOOTH: We are also seeking volunteers to help at our merchandise booth, which will be located at the Nature Interpretive Center each day of the reading.  Please contact Heidi Hyde at Heidi_Hyde@Yahoo.com or at 949-661-8291 if you would like to volunteer.  Perhaps you can coordinate a two-hour shift before or after your 8-10 minute reading of Two Years Before the Mast.

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