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Get to Know Us – Volunteer Orientations

| February 1st, 2018 | No Comments »

We Need You! The Banning Museum is seeking volunteers and will host two Get to Know Us receptions on Friday, February 23 or Saturday, February 24, 2018 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

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Funds Raised for the Completion of the Banning Family Portrait and Frame Restoration Project!

| December 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

We have fantastic news heading into the new year! Because of you and so many others who answered our call for help, we have now raised enough funds to complete the Banning family portrait and frame restoration project. Friends of Banning Museum is truly humbled by your generosity. Thank you! We will update you when the project is finished.

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Holiday Cheer All Around at Victorian Christmas 2017

| December 5th, 2017 | Comments Off on Holiday Cheer All Around at Victorian Christmas 2017

For over 30 years, each year during the first full weekend of December, we kick off the Holidays with Victorian Christmas. This year, over two days, thousands of visitors enjoyed a walk through of the decorated Mansion, trolley rides to the Drum Barracks, Santa Claus, children’s crafts in the Barn, a working blacksmith, food and craft vendors and more. The raffle for a $700 gift card to Disney was won by Craig Miller of Yorba Linda. Congrats Craig and thank you to all who participated in the raffle! Also a huge THANK YOU to the sponsors of the event who

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Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 2 & 3, 2017

| September 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 2 & 3, 2017

Join us on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 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 blacksmith, a horse-drawn trolley ride between The Banning Museum and Drum Barracks Civil War Museum as well as local food and craft vendors. We will also hold a raffle for a Disney Gift Card

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Friends of Banning Museum Membership Survey

| September 6th, 2017 | Comments Off on Friends of Banning Museum Membership Survey
The Banning Museum - Cornstalk Fence

The Banning Museum would not be the historical gem that it is today without the active involvement of our Members.  I cannot thank you enough for your support of Friends of Banning Museum and our mission: To Preserve History, Promote Education and Inspire Entrepreneurial Spirit. As President of the Friends, I’m committed to better understanding why you support the Museum and this Mission and how we can more effectively encourage your continued support.  We are not a big organization, so help us use our limited resources efficiently by telling us what is most important to you. What we are doing

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