Festival of Whales 2019 – March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10

Festival of Whales 2019 – March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10

March 2-3 & 9-10 mark the 48th year of the Festival of Whales!  As usual, our Society will have our outreach booth available all four days.  This is always a lot of fun for our members and volunteers — greeting people attending the various events and informing them of our mission while also promoting our merchandise such as T-shirts, caps, books and historic photos. We will also have membership forms available to encourage new acquaintances to join. We always receive a great deal of enthusiasm from the public during these events.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our booth.  This includes setting up the tent and tables, arranging merchandise for sale, and packing away products and removing the tent and tables at the end of the day.

We would like outreach and sales volunteers to commit to a two-hour shift, 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on whatever day works for you.  If you are able to help set up our tent, we look for your help about 9 a.m. If you can participate in our end-of-day “tear down,” we need help about 4:30.

Interested volunteers (no experience necessary!) can email Max Brown mbrown@danapointhistorical.org, or call our museum at 949-248-8121 and leave a message.

High school students should also note that this is a great opportunity for volunteer hours during our tent set up hours and our tent “tear down” hours. Able-bodied young people are needed!

Historic Walking Tour

DPHS will once again offer its free historic walking tour of the downtown neighborhood of Dana Point. Our tour features original buildings and homes from the earliest days of Dana Point’s development.  All are invited to attend and meet our docents on the corner of Blue Lantern and PCH in front of Coastal Kitchen restaurant.  The tours begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.


We also offer the historic walking tour by appointment on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.  Call 949-248-8121 to schedule or contact us at:   museum@DanaPointHistorical.org.

Museum Hours

Note that our museum will be closed for the Festival of Whales, Saturday, March 2, and Saturday, March 9.  Our March 2 “First Saturday” historic photo and merchandise sale will take place at our booth on the walkway at Dana Point Harbor.  Come and visit us and select some of your favorite views of old Dana Point for framing!

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