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Funds Raised for the Completion of the Banning Family Portrait and Frame Restoration Project!

| December 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

We have fantastic news heading into the new year! Because of you and so many others who answered our call for help, we have now raised enough funds to complete the Banning family portrait and frame restoration project. Friends of Banning Museum is truly humbled by your generosity. Thank you! We will update you when the project is finished.

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Holiday Cheer All Around at Victorian Christmas 2017

| December 5th, 2017 | No Comments »

For over 30 years, each year during the first full weekend of December, we kick off the Holidays with Victorian Christmas. This year, over two days, thousands of visitors enjoyed a walk through of the decorated Mansion, trolley rides to the Drum Barracks, Santa Claus, children’s crafts in the Barn, a working blacksmith, food and craft vendors and more. The raffle for a $700 gift card to Disney was won by Craig Miller of Yorba Linda. Congrats Craig and thank you to all who participated in the raffle! Also a huge THANK YOU to the sponsors of the event who

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Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 2 & 3, 2017

| September 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 2 & 3, 2017

Join us on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we kick off the holiday season in grand style at the Banning Museum’s Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House! Due to the generosity of our sponsors, event admission is FREE! Visitors will enjoy period entertainment, tours of the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, a children’s craft, a blacksmith, a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum as well as local food and craft vendors. We will also hold a raffle for a Disney Gift Card

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Museum Closed Intermittently During Banning Heritage Week Program

| September 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Museum Closed Intermittently During Banning Heritage Week Program

Tours will NOT be offered on Thursday, October 12, Tuesday, October 17, Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 19 due to the Banning Heritage Week educational program. See side calendar for more information. Thank you for understanding!

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Get to Know Us – Volunteer Orientations

| June 12th, 2017 | Comments Off on Get to Know Us – Volunteer Orientations

We Need You! The Banning Museum is seeking volunteers and will host two Get to Know Us receptions on Friday, August 25 or Saturday, August 26, 2017 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

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