Latest Past Events

Alchemy and Art: An Exploration into Wet Plate Photography

Keeping History Alive Lecture Series presented by Friends of Banning Museum Historic Barn – 10:00 am Learning wet plate photography can seem like an incredible hurdle. The equipment is expensive, the chemicals are illusive, and the process can feel as much like alchemical magic as it does technology. In this lecture, Matthew Schnittker will reveal how... Read More

Victorian Christmas

RAIN OR SHINE! Join us on Saturday, December 7 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, a walk through... Read More

Iron Highway That Unified Our Country

Please join us as we recognize the 150th Anniversary of the “Golden Spike” at Promontory Point, Utah and learn how the Transcontinental Railroad transformed Los Angeles and our Nation. The lecture will be presented by lifelong railroad enthusiast, Jay Kelly with a question and answer session immediately following. Admission is free for Friends of Banning... Read More