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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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Victorian Mourning Lecture- October 27, 2012

| September 22nd, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Come join us as we explore social practices, superstitions, mourning attire, jewelry, and rituals practiced by Americans during the Victorian era. There will be a question and answer session after the lecture along with a walk-through of the Museum’s Victorian Mourning Exhibition. The Victorian Mourning Exhibition will be on display during regular tours from October 27- November 18, 2012. Event Details: Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00 a.m. Admission: Friends of Banning Museum Members FREE Non-Members $5.00 For reservations please call (310) 548-2005. *Banning Family in Mourning -Photograph taken by Joseph Brent Banning, 1885

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Tea Rose Lecture- October 20, 2012

| September 21st, 2012 | Comments Off on Tea Rose Lecture- October 20, 2012

Join us for a lecture “Select, Plant & Grow Tea Roses in Southern California” presented by Gloria Leinbach, President of the South Coast Rose Society. Event Details: Saturday, October 20, 2012 10:00 a.m. Howard Rose Garden at The Banning Museum FREE RSVP to (310) 548-2005

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Copper Lace Art Lecture- October 6, 2012

| September 20th, 2012 | Comments Off on Copper Lace Art Lecture- October 6, 2012

A Master Lace Maker from Bruges, Belgium will discuss Belgian Bobbin Lace making and guests will be allowed to examine samples displayed. Her creations of Copper Lace Art include wall hangings and sculptures. Event Details: Saturday, October 6, 2012 10:00 a.m. For reservations please call (310) 548-2005.  

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Victorian Christmas

| August 5th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Join us for a Christmas to Remember! Victorian Christmas Open House Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, 2012. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE! For our Victorian Christmas event this weekend, the Banning Museum and grounds will be transformed into a Christmas festival featuring Victorian period entertainment , self-guided tours of the Museum, refreshments, children’s crafts, and a visit from jolly St. Nick! One of the highlights of the festivities is a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, also in Wilmington. Additionally, visitors will enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, a wreath making lecture,

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