With a spectacular mural of the Dana Point coast, as it was in Richard Henry Dana’s days, as background, the second public community reading of Dana’s book Two Years Before the Mast will take place during the Festival of Whales, March 2, 3 and 4 at the Nature Interpretive Center, 34558 Scenic Drive at the Headlands. A presentation of the Dana Point Historical Society in conjunction with the City of Dana Point, this program is meant to engage a broad section of the community in an organized activity that celebrates the history of Dana Point and its historical literature. The presentation is modeled after the annual public reading of Moby Dick, a highly successful venture of the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts; and based on the success of the first public reading, organizers anticipate a great event.
Over one hundred volunteer readers will read for eight to 10 minutes each, completing the entire book in about fifteen hours over the three days. In addition, volunteers are needed to serve as “watch officers” to oversee and manage each shift.
For more information or to volunteer, e-mail FairviewT@aol.com or call the Dana Point Historical Society at 949.248.8121.