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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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11th Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 13, 2016

| January 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on 11th Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 13, 2016

February 13 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Banning Museum Stagecoach Barn 401 East M Street Wilmington, CA 90744 Join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with an enchanting afternoon of specially selected teas, an elegant light luncheon and live music by renowned harpist, Katrina Saroyan. This is not your mother’s tea! Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery. There will be a best hat contest! Reservations are required and space is limited. This event is selling out quickly, so make your reservations by calling 310.548.2005. $65.00 for Friends of Banning Museum members and $75.00 for non-members. Sponsored by THE SISTERS

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Victorian Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 4, 2015

| September 30th, 2015 | Comments Off on Victorian Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 4, 2015

Victorian Christmas Luncheon – December 4, 11:30 am Join us as we kick off the holidays in style with our annual Christmas luncheon in the historic Stagecoach Barn. Guests will enjoy an elegant plated lunch, special live holiday entertainment, an exclusive look at the Banning Mansion decorated for Christmas and a viewing of our newest exhibit, “88 Years of Cinema: The Banning Museum in Film” in the Norris Visitor Center. Parking is onsite. This very popular event has limited seating and sells out quickly. We are taking reservations NOW. Tickets are $95 for non-members and $85.00 for Friends of Banning Museum members. All proceeds

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