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10th Annual Valentine’s Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 7, 2015

| December 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on 10th Annual Valentine’s Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 7, 2015

Saturday, February 7  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Stagecoach Barn) Guests will enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day inside the Banning Museum’s historic Stagecoach barn. Presented in a vintage setting, you will be treated to an elegant light luncheon served on exquisite fine china with a special selection of teas chosen for the occasion. There will be live entertainment, as well as complimentary tours of the Museum, the Transportation Exhibition and the Visitor Center. A special Victorian accessories exhibit will be assembled especially for this event. Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery. Reservations are required and space is limited.

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Over 4,000 Visitors Enjoy Victorian Christmas

| December 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on Over 4,000 Visitors Enjoy Victorian Christmas

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 nearly touching the ceiling!  The event has become

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Victorian Christmas Luncheon – 11:30 AM – SOLD OUT

| December 5th, 2014 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Luncheon – 11:30 AM – SOLD OUT
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Victorian Christmas – December 6 & 7, 2014

| October 20th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Join us on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7  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 horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum as well as local food and craft vendors. As a special treat, a Queen Victoria re-enactor will receive guests for the two days

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“Ada Hancock Maritime Disaster of 1863” – October 11, 2014

| September 19th, 2014 | Comments Off on “Ada Hancock Maritime Disaster of 1863” – October 11, 2014

Please join Friends of Banning Museum for a special lecture on Saturday, October 11 at 10 am in the historic Stagecoach Barn at the Banning Museum. The Ada Hancock Disaster remains the most tragic loss of life event to take place in the Los Angeles Harbor. Banning Museum Director, Michael Sanborn will lecture on the cause and aftermath that impacted the survivors and the businesses that suffered as a result of the horrific explosion. Aboard the ill-fated steamer, some of Los Angeles’s most notable figures of the time were killed instantly. Phineas Banning himself was aboard and was severely injured

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