671 South Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444 dana@danaadobe.org 805.929.5679

Dana Adobe Cultural Center is now a Toys for Tots Location!

Dana Adobe Cultural Center is now a Toys for Tots Location!

Come bring your new toys in to donate because

Every Child deserves a little Christmas!

Giving Tuesday is Here and We need your help!

Giving Tuesday is happening now at Dana Adobe! This year if we reach our goal of $20,000 Robin, our Executive Director will be taking a Meringue Pie to the Face Wednesday- don’t worry we will be live streaming the whole thing!!! So donate now and get Robin Pied!

Donate link here:
https://secure.lglforms.com/form_e…/s/8-n55IlRL2Mj68CIkQPkag

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is here!
 Together, for the next two days we can make a difference. Its all about the 2’s.  By giving $2, $22, $222 or $2,222 to Dana Adobe Cultural Center your support will build better programs for students and adults as they visit our historical site.  We offer a historic adobe museum, a cultural center and art gallery, field trips, cooking demonstrations and so much more.  We’re excited to join thousands of organizations participating in the largest giving day of the year.  Help by giving love during the end-of-year giving season.  Dana’s goal is $20,000 for 2020 programs.
Donate link here:
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Dana Gift Boxes are Here!

GIFT BOXES FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Find that perfect gift for every occasion you have coming up. Our gift boxes are filled with something unique for everyone on your list from food gift boxes to gifts for children.

 

CHILD’S GIFT BOX

This basket features

a stuffed animal, Dana pencils, a set of arrowheads, bag of colorful rocks, stickers, a necklace, a night light, and a stone carved animal.

 

 

This box is $60 nonmembers

and $55 for members.

 

 

DANA APPAREL GIFT BOX

​This box features a Dana pen, hat, shirt, picture, and stickers.

 

This box is $65 nonmembers

and $60 for members.

 

TASTE OF DANA GIFT BOX

This box features a jar of our honey, two jars of seasonings, stickers, a necklace, chocolates, and a card set.

 

This box is $45 nonmembers

and $40 for members.

 

Dana Adobe Cultural Center’s Gallery of Nutcracker I Spy

Dana Adobe Cultural Center’s Gallery of Nutcracker I Spy

An interactive, challenging display of Nutcrackers for the young at heart. Come spy with your little eye for a sweet holiday treat.

Dates: November 21, 2019 to January 6th

Hours:  7 days a week, 11 AM to 3 PM daily

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444

Admission Fee: $5, free for members

Holiday Events During Tinsel Trail!

Dana Adobe’s Holiday Activities

Fun for All Ages!!

Nutcracker I Spy

An interactive, challenging display of Nutcrackers for the young at heart. Come spy with your little eye for a sweet holiday treat.

Dates: November 21, 2019 to January 6th

Hours:  7 days a week, 11 AM to 3 PM daily

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444

Admission Fee: $5, free for members

 

Holiday Craft Day!

This day will include a Cookie Decorating, Make and Take an Ornament for your Christmas Tree, all while Christmas Classic Movies will be playing for participants to enjoy and celebrate the Holidays.

All ages are welcome, however children 6 and under require an adult to accompany them.

The event will be on December 14th from 3 pm to 6 pm and is free to participate.

RSVP required, spots are limited to sign up and fill up fast.

Call to reserve your spot today, Call and ask for Lexi @  (805) 929-5679

Chris Van Winkle a Watercolor Retrospective

Chris Van Winkle a Watercolor Retrospective

NIPOMO, CAChris Van Winkle, Watercolor Retrospective, an exhibition of Chris’s Watercolor Paintings will be presented at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center’s Gallery November 21st through the month of February. The artwork presented will be from three of his various collection’s: Studio Paintings, The California Scene, and Trip Paintings. In addition, on display we will have a  of collection of Chris’s personal sketchbooks,  one for every trip his wife, Caroline, and he made with artists as well as others specifically for his classes he taught at Citrus College. They give a glimpse into the mind of the artist and also illustrate the process by which paintings develop from sketch into finished works of art. A collection of Chris’s artwork will be available for sale throughout this showcase. 

“All art is abstract. The minute we use line, we are abstracting. Some art is more realistic, some more non-objective, but all art must be poetic.”   – Chris Van Winkle

For more information, please visit www.DanaAdobe.org or call us at (805) 929-5679

This exhibit is made possible by the Dana Adobe Exhibit Committee: Chairman Alan Daurio, Shirley Horacek, and Mike Grahek and Staff: Robin Bogue, Sarah Allen, and Lexi Carreno in Collaboration with the Van Winkle Family.

Dates: November 21, 2019 to February

Hours:  7 days a week, 11 AM to 3 PM daily

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444

Admission Fee: $5, free for members

About DANA: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center provides a unique platform to understand life in the California Rancho era and to appreciate and discover our connection with the stories of those who left their footprints on the land throughout time.

The Dana Adobe is the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County and a registered historical site.

Find us on the Web: http://www.DanaAdobe.org

And on Social Media:

        Twitter: @DanaAdobe

        Instagram: @danaadobe

        Facebook: Dana Adobe

 

 

Magical Moments by Chris Van Winkle

Dana Café and Rebecca Barks- Pampered Chef Consultant Present: Dinner’s ready with your pressure cooker!

What is it?  This is an interactive cooking demo. No pressure cooker required. Purchase is available for the pressure cooker on site. Tastings and recipes included in the class.

Who can come? Anyone interested in pressure cooking! Whether you haven’t taken yours out of the box or don’t have one yet, this class is for all levels.

What is the cost? The $45 fee covers the tastings and use of the DANA kitchen.

When? Monday December 9, 2019

What Time? 6 PM to 8 PM

Where? Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo, Ca 93444

How do I register?
RSVP at (805) 929-5679 and ask for Lexi

Who is the instructor? Rebecca Barks Pampered Chef Consultant will be the head chef.

History of Pickling Coming to Dana Adobe!

Dana Café Cooking Classes Hosts

History of Pickling:

Pickling an ancient art with trendy new twists

Registration for this class has closed

What is it?  This class includes a history of pickling, a lesson on how to use your Quick Pickle Kit to pickle any vegetable, the health benefits of pickles and exciting new ways to enjoy pickles.

Who can come? Anyone interested in pickling, canning, “the Quick Pickle Kit”, or is looking for a fun new cooking class are welcome to join us.

What is the cost? The $60 fee covers purchase of the Quick Pickle Starter Kit, all ingredients for the tastings and use of the DANA kitchen.

When? Saturday November 9, 2019

What Time? 10 AM to 11AM

Where? Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S. Oakglen Ave.
Nipomo, Ca 93444

How do I register?
RSVP at (805) 929-5679 and ask for Lexi

When is the deadline?
Tuesday, November 5th

Who are the instructors?

This class will be taught by Andrea Wasko + Meaghan Gilbert,

 owners of QuickPickleKit.com and recipients of “US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year” Can we add active link to QuickPickleKit.com in case people want to learn more about the products or our company? https://quickpicklekit.com/

What is included in the class?

  • Participants will take home their own Quick Pickle Kit
  • Learn how to make Safe, Quick, Simple + Natural Pickles
  • Sample a variety of Quick Pickle Kit pickled vegetables
  • Enjoy a refreshing mocktail

Ghost Stories 2019 is this weekend!

Ghost Stories

October 25 @ 6:30 pm – October 27 @ 8:45 pm PDT

Dana Adobe Cultural Center Presents for the Third Year,

Ghost Stories: A telling of the Bloody 50’s Bandits

NIPOMO, CA– This 40-minute experience invites our visitors to travel back in time and be witnesses to the infamous bandit raid of the historic Adobe. This notorious era in San Luis Obispo County history known as “The Bloody 50s” brought a numerous amount of murders and danger due to the lawless roads that travelers journeyed frequently. Come experience the chaos, threat, and thrill at the Historic Dana Adobe.

Come early to enjoy the campfire at our new Visitor Center and hear stories of bandits and ghosts on Rancho Dana.

Tours leave every 15 minutes and tickets are timed. Space is very limited; advance reservations strongly suggested. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

 

Bandits Raid the Casa de Dana

Dates: October 25th, 26th, & 27th

Tour times: 6:30, 6:45,7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45

Location: The Dana Adobe Cultural Center is located at 671 S. Oak Glen Avenue, Nipomo CA 93444 — Come down the road to the 4th gate

Admission Fee: $15 per person.  Recommended for ages 7 and up. $10 DANA Members, $125 private group (for up to 10 people)

 

Details

Starts Friday October 25 @ 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Continues Saturday October 26 @ 6:30- 8:45 pm
Ends Sunday October 27 @ 6:30 to 8:45  pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

Dana Adobe Cultural Center
671 S Oakglen Ave
Nipomo, CA 93444 
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Phone:
8059295679

Hoskins’ Hay Ride

Open Every Saturday in October 11am-3pm at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center. $5 Admission

Sunday Speaker Series: WWII Guns

Come hear Emery Knotts tell the stories of California’s use of muskets, rifles, and pistols used from the mid 19th Century to WWII on Sunday, September 15th at 2 PM at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center. The talk is $5 per person and free for DANA members and children.

Talk Synopsis: When one thinks of California during the days of the Old West, one often imagines blazing gunfights between the Pioneers, Natives, lawmen and various outlaws and bandidos of the time with their great assortment six-shooters, lever actions and buffalo guns. However, little of that would have occurred if not for the soldiers, and the guns they carried, who fought the armed conflicts that California found itself embroiled, from the Alvarado Revolt of 1836 to Second World War, in which the Dana Adobe and Rancho would be involved in from hosting the Frémont Expedition during the Mexican-American War to having several sons of the family fighting in WWII.

The small arms that of the various conflicts were brought into California from the larger neighbors who wanted a say in this land’s future, from the troubled Mexican Republic, the colonial powers of Great Britain and France to the ever-encroaching power of the United States. Eventually, California would become a state of the Union and would contribute its resources and manpower to the growth and conflicts which the Unites States would fight in to become a Superpower by 1945.

About the Speaker: Emery Knotts, a local historical arms aficionado, will contribute his knowledge of the great variety of muskets, rifles, and pistols used by the various armies who fought over California in the mid-19th century unto WWII.