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“Ada Hancock Maritime Disaster of 1863″ – October 11, 2014

| September 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

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 cause and aftermath that impacted the survivors and the businesses that suffered as a result of the horrific explosion. Aboard the ill-fated steamer, some of Los Angeles’s most notable figures of the time were killed instantly. Phineas Banning himself was aboard and was severely injured

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We are a Blue Star Museum!

| July 10th, 2014 | Comments Off
Blue Start 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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150th Anniversary Celebration & Concert – August 16, 2014

| June 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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Join us on August 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Banning Mansion! In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, we will have a fun-filled evening with live music provided by local favorite, “South Bay Country”, free line dance instruction with an energetic dance caller, country style dancing and a good old fashioned BBQ buffet provided by Southland Favorite, “The Outdoor Grill.”  Get out those cowboy boots and cowboy hats ’cause it’s gonna be a heck of a hoe-down!               Ticket Options: VIP

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Aida Hancock Lecture for Saturday, April 26 – POSTPONED

| April 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

The lecture on the Aida Hancock disaster that was scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 26 has been postponed. More details to follow at a later date. The Banning Museum is sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Celebration of Roses – May 3, 2014

| April 5th, 2014 | Comments Off
Rose Garden 2014

CELEBRATION OF ROSES All are welcome to join us for a very special day in the garden! Celebrate and display roses from your garden! All participants will receive a small gift for sharing. (Please see below for participation instructions) Flower arranging demonstration Lecture– “Why we celebrate Roses” presented by Gloria Leinbach Children’s Activity– Make your own potpourri and card Taste of History– “Roses in the Victorian Kitchen”– sampling Rose tea & desserts Rose experts on hand to discuss roses and answer questions Click here for  a printable Celebration of Roses Flyer Event details: DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014 TIME: 11:00-3:00 PLACE:  

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