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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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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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Celebration of Roses – May 3, 2014

| April 5th, 2014 | Comments Off on Celebration of Roses – May 3, 2014

CELEBRATION OF ROSES All are welcome to join us for a very special day in the garden! Celebrate and display roses from your garden! All participants will receive a small gift for sharing. (Please see below for participation instructions) Flower arranging demonstration Lecture– “Why we celebrate Roses” presented by Gloria Leinbach Children’s Activity– Make your own potpourri and card Taste of History– “Roses in the Victorian Kitchen”– sampling Rose tea & desserts Rose experts on hand to discuss roses and answer questions Click here for  a printable Celebration of Roses Flyer Event details: DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014 TIME: 11:00-3:00 PLACE:  

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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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