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150th Anniversary Celebration & Concert – August 16, 2014

| June 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Join us on August 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Banning Mansion! In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, we will have a fun-filled evening with live music provided by local favorite, “South Bay Country”, free line dance instruction with an energetic dance caller, country style dancing and a good old fashioned BBQ buffet provided by Southland Favorite, “The Outdoor Grill.”  Get out those cowboy boots and cowboy hats ’cause it’s gonna be a heck of a hoe-down!               Ticket Options: VIP

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Aida Hancock Lecture for Saturday, April 26 – POSTPONED

| April 25th, 2014 | Comments Off on Aida Hancock Lecture for Saturday, April 26 – POSTPONED

The lecture on the Aida Hancock disaster that was scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 26 has been postponed. More details to follow at a later date. The Banning Museum is sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Wisteria Regale – March 29, 2014

| March 5th, 2014 | Comments Off on Wisteria Regale – March 29, 2014

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

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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