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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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Victorian Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 2, 2016

| September 30th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Victorian Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 2, 11:30 am Join us as we kick off the holidays in style with our annual Christmas luncheon in the historic Stagecoach Barn. Guests will enjoy an elegant plated lunch, special live holiday entertainment, an exclusive look at the Banning Mansion decorated for Christmas and a viewing of our newest exhibit, “The March of the California Column: 900 Miles to Battle” in the Norris Visitor Center. Parking is onsite. This very popular event has limited seating and sells out very quickly. We are taking reservations NOW. Tickets are $95 for non-members and $85.00 for

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Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 3 & 4, 2016

| September 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 3 & 4, 2016

Join us on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 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 an Apple Watch Series

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