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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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“The Art of Glass Paperweights”- January 18, 2014

| December 13th, 2013 | Comments Off on “The Art of Glass Paperweights”- January 18, 2014

  Join us for a presentation by Colin Mahoney on “The Art of Glass Paperweights” . Learn more about this wonderfully creative art that was introduced in the early 19th century and lives on today. Light refreshments will be served.   Event Details: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. Admission: $5.00 For reservations please call (310) 548-2005.       Colin Mahoney is a retired electronics engineer who spent 45 years building space instruments for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.  Some of his instruments have landed on the moon and on Mars, and some have orbited the Earth, Jupiter and

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