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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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Museum Closed Intermittently During Banning Heritage Week Program

| April 9th, 2017 | Comments Off on Museum Closed Intermittently During Banning Heritage Week Program

Tours will NOT be offered on Thursday, April 13, Tuesday, April 18, Wednesday, April 19 or Thursday, April 20 due to the Banning Heritage Week educational program. See side calendar for more information. Thank you for understanding!      

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Wisteria Regale – “Mystery at the Banning Mansion” – March 25, 2017

| January 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Wisteria Regale – “Mystery at the Banning Mansion” – March 25, 2017

IN CELEBRATION OF THE WISTERIA REGALE returning to the Banning Mansion, join us in playing the classic detective game, CLUE, with a Banning twist. In addition to solving the “Mystery at the Banning Mansion” you will also enjoy an elegant dinner, hosted bar, live music and a silent auction. The annual Wisteria Regale Scholarships provided by Friends of Banning Museum and California Sulphur, Inc. will be presented to Banning High School’s finest students. All proceeds benefit Friends of Banning Museum’s mission to continue the legacy of Phineas Banning through educational and programming and historical preservation. Mystery at the Banning Mansion

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12 Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 11, 2017

| December 10th, 2016 | Comments Off on 12 Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 11, 2017

Saturday, February 11 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Banning Museum Stagecoach Barn 401 East M Street Wilmington, CA 90744 Join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon and live music. This is not your mother’s tea! Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery. There will be a best hat contest! Reservations are required and space is limited. This event is selling out quickly, so make your reservations by calling 310.548.2005. $65.00 for Friends of Banning Museum members and $75.00 for non-members. Sponsored by THE SISTERS

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Smiles All Around At Victorian Christmas 2016

| December 9th, 2016 | Comments Off on Smiles All Around At Victorian Christmas 2016

On December 3rd and 4th, over 4,000 visitors from the local community and as far away as San Diego and Bakersfield visited the Banning Museum for the annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House. There were smiles all around as guests enjoyed the holiday festivities in beautiful Southern California weather. Santa greeted the little ones and horse drawn trolleys carried folks to the Drum Barracks Museum down the street. Still, the star of the show was the Banning Mansion dressed in its finest holiday splendor. Guests were delighted to see the rooms decorated with traditional Victorian adornments and Christmas trees

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