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Victorian Christmas – December 7 & 8 RAIN OR SHINE!

| October 18th, 2013 | 3 Comments »

Join us as we kick off the holiday season at our annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Bring the whole family FREE of charge to enjoy festive period entertainment, tours of the Museum decorated in holiday splendor, refreshments, a children’s Victorian craft and a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum. Back by popular demand, the weekend will also feature local food and craft vendors. As a special treat, a Queen Victoria re-enactor will receive guests and Jolly St. Nick

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“Phineas Banning as Advertised” – Saturday, October 12

| September 17th, 2013 | Comments Off on “Phineas Banning as Advertised” – Saturday, October 12

Please join Friends of Banning Museum for a special lecture by Museum Director, Michael Sanborn on Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 am in the historic carriage barn. Phineas Banning was a “Financial Wizard of the Old West.” Banning used various forms of media from the 1800s to promote his vast business ventures. Join us and learn how newspapers, hand bills, letters and of course, the telegraph helped to make him one of the most influential and wealthy businessmen in Wilmington and Los Angeles. There will be a Q & A session after the lecture. Admission is FREE for Friends of

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Phineas Banning Birthday Concert – August 17

| July 8th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

On Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the “ The Stingrays” will perform on the front porch of the historic Banning Museum. Join us for an evening of high energy, toe tapping, nostalgic, dance ‘til you drop music of the 1950s. VIP admission includes a boxed meal, dancing and dance lessons, reserved seating and gated parking for $35.00. For general admission, bring your own picnic, wine, blanket or low chair and enjoy the concert and dancing on the front lawn of the Mansion for $10.00. 1950s attire is admired but not required! Our 5th Annual Phineas

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Wisteria Regale – “Mysteria Regale – The Last Gala”

| February 21st, 2013 | Comments Off on Wisteria Regale – “Mysteria Regale – The Last Gala”
The Banning Museum - Wisteria Regale 2013 - Mysteria Regale

  Join us on Saturday, March 23 for Friends of Banning Museum’s annual scholarship presentation and largest fundraiser of the year. Set in the Roarin’ Twenties, this year’s event will be unlike any other. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening of suspense and intrigue as active participants in the murder mystery of the The Last Gala. With Cole Porter tunes as the backdrop, it will be a classic “Who Done It” with each table working together to solve the mystery of who killed Miss Otis. So, don’t miss it! Here’s your chance to have an entertaining night out and support the

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Tea and Tunes- February 9, 2013

| February 20th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Tea & Tunes – An Afternoon of Elegance and Style Our 8th Annual Tea & Tunes was held February 9, 2013, a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Guests enjoyed a selection of teas and an elegant light luncheon and were able to tour The Banning Museum. Lovely and amazing string music by local artist Maestra Valerie Geller graced the event. Judging from the gorgeous hats and finery many of our guests were wearing, old fashioned elegance truly never goes out of style! Special Thanks to THE SISTERS for transforming our barn into an elegant and unforgettable setting and for their continued support

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