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Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 3 & 4, 2016

| September 30th, 2016 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration – December 3 & 4, 2016

Join us on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 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 an Apple Watch Series

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A Day in the Garden – September 17, 2016

| August 25th, 2016 | Comments Off on A Day in the Garden – September 17, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016-  10:00 am – 3:00 pm  Come and join us for “A Day in the Garden – Celebration of Autumn” at The Banning Museum. FREE activities include lectures, garden themed crafts, tasty samples of botanically inspired treats presented by our “Taste of History” committee and more. We will also have a lovely display of blooms and visitors are welcome to participate by bringing examples from their own gardens! For more information on how to participate or to RSVP please call (310) 548-2005 or click  A Day in the Garden Flyer 2016 for more details.

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We are a Blue Star Museum!

| May 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on We are a Blue Star Museum!

The Banning Museum is happy to be one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/national/blue‐star‐museums .

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8th Annual Phineas Banning Birthday Concert – August 20, 2016

| May 13th, 2016 | 1 Comment »

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friends of Banning Museum will celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor” Phineas Banning with a special evening of music and dancing. In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, guests will be treated to a Western-themed evening with live music provided by country band, “JB and The Big Circle Riders”, free line dance instruction, dancing and a good old fashioned barbecue buffet provided by Southland favorite, “The Outdoor Grill.” PICNIC – $10.00 General Admission, FREE for Friends of Banning Museum members – Guests bring their

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Wisteria Regale – “Hollywood’s Golden Age” – April 2, 2016

| February 1st, 2016 | Comments Off on Wisteria Regale – “Hollywood’s Golden Age” – April 2, 2016

Please join us for Friends of Banning Museum’s annual fundraiser, Wisteria Regale, set in Hollywood’s Golden Age. You will enjoy an elegant sit down dinner, hosted bar, live entertainment provided by the Fabulous Esquires Big Band, a professional dance show and a silent auction. The annual Wisteria Regale Scholarships provided by California Sulphur, Inc. will be presented to Banning High School’s finest students. You are encouraged to come dressed as your favorite Hollywood star or in formal attire. This year the event will be held in the Madeo Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel on the water in San Pedro. Tickets are

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