The Dana Point Historical Society culminated its month of many activities with the grand opening of the Society’s new museum space in Suite 104 of the Dana Point City Hall complex on Golden Lantern on March 27. Our ‘guesstimate’ of attendees is nearly 100, the Chamber of Commerce’s most attended ribbon-cutting. Several certificates of recognition were presented followed by the actual ribbon cutting. Afterward, Society members, Chamber members, and City Council members enjoyed refreshments along with an appetizer buffet.  (Photograph, above, by Andrea Swayne for the Dana Point Times, all rights reserved).

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David Fernald with his sister Jane Fernald in front of our exhibit of their father’s work. Knowlton Fernald, Jr., Ricardo Nicol and Arthur Schiller designed plans for the original homes in Monarch Bay, Monarch Bay Mall and Monarch Bay Terrace.
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Kirsten Reynolds, Museum Exhibits Chair, right, and Dorothy Krill pause by the Hal Akins watercolor of the Harbor Patrol building at the Marina donated by Mrs. Krill in honor of her late husband.
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DPHS President Barbara Johannes relishes the moment with recent past president Carlos N. Olvera. Mayor Steven Weinberg and Ross Teasley look on.
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Architects Carl Iverson, left and Ricardo Nicol, col-leagues of Knowlton Fernald, Jr. at the Laguna Niguel Corporation, attend the opening to view our new Fernald Collection.
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A crowd gathered outside to view the presentations.
The historical moment came with the ribbon being cut by DPHS President Barbara Johannes with a cheer from recent past president, City Councilman Carlos N. Olvera, second row.

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