Educational Program Reservations

We are proud to again offer these Educational Programs for the 2019-2020 school year: Living History School Program (4th Grade) Banning Heritage Week (4th Grade) Evolution of a Town (3rd Grade) Please CLICK HERE to learn about our programs. We will begin accepting  Banning Reservation Forms on May 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Limited Bus Grants are now available as... Read More

“California Confederates: The Curious Tale of the Schooner J. M. Chapman and the Knights of the Golden Circle”

Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:00 am Banning Stagecoach Barn In 1863, a group of California secessionists conspire to outfit a small schooner as a privateer, steal gold and silver shipments bound for the Union, and revitalize the increasingly cash-starved Confederacy. Join us for this fascinating lecture by Michael D. White, a vocational maritime and Civil... Read More

Victorian Mourning Lecture

Come join us as we explore social practices, superstitions, mourning attire, jewelry, and rituals practiced by Americans during the Victorian era. There will be a question and answer session after the lecture along with a walk-through of the Museum’s Victorian Mourning Exhibition. The Victorian Mourning Exhibition will be on display during regular tours from October... 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

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

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

Wisteria Garden Party

Banning Museum, 401 East M Street, Wilmington 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA, United States

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us for the first-ever, Wisteria Garden Party when we will honor our Wisteria Scholarship winners in the beautiful Howard Rose Garden. Come enjoy gourmet refreshments, a hosted bar, live music, a silent auction and raffle, complimentary professional photos and an exclusive look at a special house display... Read More

Phineas Banning Birthday Celebration

RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED The Phineas Banning Birthday Celebration will be held onsite at the Banning Museum for the first time in two years! Join us on Saturday, August 20 as we celebrate the “Father of the Los Angeles Harbor” with live country and classic rock music by local band, JB and... Read More

Banning Museum Volunteer New Orientation- “Get to Know Us”

Banning Museum, 401 East M Street, Wilmington 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA, United States

We Need You! The Banning Museum is seeking volunteers and will host a "Get to Know Us" reception on Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. The reception will be held at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. Volunteers at the Banning Museum attend a training class to gain the background... Read More

No Museum Tours- August 19, 2023

The Banning Museum will not be open for tours today. We will resume regular touring hours on Sunday, August 20, 2023.