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DANA Sunday Speaker Series Featuring Alan Daurio

We all are shaped by our experiences in our lives. As a New Englander and a sea captain in his late teens, William Goodwin Dana, founder of Nipomo, had the unique experience of participating in America’s burgeoning trade with East Asia in the early 19th century. Beyond the fact that he resided in Canton, China for two years and Calcutta, India for one year before managing a trade depot in Hawaii for five years, the details of his stay in Asia are sketchy.

What must it have been like for young men like William to stay in these far-off lands, see the people of these countries and experience their cultures? What was the Asian trade business like, what skills did he and other residents like him acquire and what characteristics did young men like him share that led them to be chosen for these positions? Finally, how did these years prepare William to be one of the premier entrepreneurs and civic leaders of Alta California and Don of Rancho Nipomo?

On Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM, a presentation by Alan Daurio titled “How Life in the East Indies Influenced William Dana’s Life as Don of Rancho Nipomo” will answer these questions and give the audience a sense of the adventure that these years in Asia held for young William. DANA members are able to attend the talk for free, otherwise, admission is $5.00. Free tours of the historic Dana Adobe will start at 1:00 PM.

Sunday Speaker Series

Join us for the next installment in the Sunday Speaker Series! Alan Daurio will host a talk regarding this Sunday’s topic, “How Life in the East Indies Influenced William Dana’s Life as Don of Rancho Nipomo.”

The talk will take place on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. Talk is free for Members, $5.00 admission otherwise.

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Now Accepting Sponsors for NatureFest

DANA is currently accepting sponsors for this year’s outdoor Nature Festival, hosted at the newly constructed DANA Adobe Cultural Center on Sunday, May 20.

This event will promote science, stewardship, and nature, as well as outdoor recreation. It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your organization to our local community and to better engage the resources we all have to offer. The event will involve demonstrations, music, talks, and hands-on activities for children and adults.

If you are interested in sponsoring or have any questions, call us at (805) 929-5679.

NatureFest at the Dana Adobe

We at DANA happy to announce that we will be holding our annual NatureFest on Sunday, May 20th at the newly constructed DANA Adobe Cultural Center!

This FREE family event will bring together partners in environmental education to showcase a variety of fun hands-on activities, guided nature walks, naturalist talks, presentations, and much more. Details and updates regarding featured activities and attending organizations will be posted regularly, so stay tuned!

Don’t miss this chance to create fond new memories and explore the wonders of nature at the Dana Adobe!