“Ada Hancock Maritime Disaster of 1863”

Please join Friends of Banning Museum for a special lecture on Saturday, October 11 at 10 am in the historic Stagecoach Barn at the Banning Museum. The Ada Hancock Disaster remains the most tragic loss of life event to take place in the Los Angeles Harbor. Banning Museum Director, Michael Sanborn will lecture on the... Read More

“Vintage Textiles” Lecture presented by Kara McLeod, FIDM

Join us for a lecture about the history of vintage textiles, including clothing and fabrics from the mid-to-late 19th to early 20th Century America. EVENT DETAILS Date: November 1, 2014 Time: 10:00 am Place: The Banning Museum, Stagecoach Barn Admission: $5.00 For further information or to RSVP please call (310) 548-2005

Victorian Christmas

Join us on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, 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, tours of the Museum decorated... Read More

Wisteria Regale

“Victorian Masquerade Gala” Join us for an evening of fun and mystery at Friends of Banning Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, Wisteria Regale – “Victorian Masquerade Gala” on Saturday, March 28 from 5 pm – 9 pm. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Banning Museum. Event guests will be formally greeted at... Read More

A Day in the Garden

Saturday, April 11,  11:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Come and join us for “A Day in the Garden” 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 an introduction to our new California Native Garden. We will also have... Read More

Wisteria Regale – “Hollywood’s Golden Age”

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... Read More

Victorian Christmas Luncheon

Victorian Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 2, 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... Read More

A Day in the Garden

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... Read More

12 Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon

Saturday, February 11 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. This is not your mother’s tea! Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery.... Read More

Wisteria Regale – “Mystery at the Banning Mansion”

IN CELEBRATION OF THE WISTERIA REGALE returning to the Banning Mansion, join us in playing the classic detective game, CLUE, with a Banning twist. In addition to solving the “Mystery at the Banning Mansion” you will also enjoy an elegant dinner, hosted bar, live music and a silent auction. The annual Wisteria Regale Scholarships provided... Read More

Victorian Christmas Weekend Celebration

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... Read More

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... Read More