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Celebration of Roses- May 3, 2014

| April 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
Rose Garden 2014

CELEBRATION OF ROSES All are welcome to join us for a very special day in the garden! Celebrate and display roses from your garden! All participants will receive a small gift for sharing. (Please see below for participation instructions) Flower arranging demonstration Lecture– “Why we celebrate Roses” presented by Gloria Leinbach Children’s Activity– Make your own potpourri and card Taste of History– “Roses in the Victorian Kitchen”– sampling Rose tea & desserts Rose experts on hand to discuss roses and answer questions Click here for  a printable Celebration of Roses Flyer Event details:  DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014 TIME: 11:00-3:00 PLACE:  

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Wisteria Regale – March 29, 2014

| March 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
2014 WisteriaRegale

Friends of Banning Museum is thrilled to host this year’s annual Wisteria Regale, “The First Gala” on Saturday, March 29 from 5 pm – 9 pm. The event will return to the newly restored Banning Museum for the first time in four years! We are honored to have Mrs. Harlyne Norris as our Honorary Event Chair. Mrs. Norris has done so much for the Banning Museum over the years, and we are delighted to recognize her contributions and support. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Banning residence, guests will experience the elegance and graciousness of a formal Victorian-era

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Civil War Currency Lecture – March 22, 2014

| March 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Join us for a special lecture on Civil War Currency presented by Jeff Dahlgren in the Banning Museum’s Stagecoach Barn on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 am. Mr. Dahlgren has been involved with the “Civil War Trust” for 15 years and is also on the Board of Trustees. He has an ancestor who was a Union Admiral during the Civil War and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. The lecture will cover the different types of currencies and notes that were used during the Civil War. The design, artwork of the notes, conditions stated in writing on the notes and

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Get to Know Us Receptions – February 7 & 8, 2014

| January 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

The Banning Museum is seeking volunteers and will host two Get to Know Us receptions on Friday, February 7, 2014 and Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The receptions will be held in the conference room at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. Volunteers at the Banning Museum attend a training class to gain the background necessary to offer public tours and special group tours of the interior of the Museum, Stagecoach Barn and grounds. Once the training class is completed the volunteers are able to participate in a full range of

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Tea & Tunes – February 8, 2014

| January 7th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Tea & Tunes Table

Join us as we kick off the mansion’s 150th Anniversary with  our 9th Annual Tea & Tunes special event. This years’ theme will be Paris in honor of Mary Banning Norris who spent 30 years living in Paris, France. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with champagne, soft Parisian tunes, an elegant light luncheon and a special selection of teas. You will also be treated to complimentary tours of the Museum, the Improbable Gateway Exhibition and an unique exhibit created especially for this event, “Seven Layers of Modesty” that will display Victorian era lingerie. Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery!

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