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A Day in the Garden- Saturday, April 11, 2015

| February 11th, 2015 | Comments Off
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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 a lovely display of blooms and visitors are welcome to participate by bringing examples from their own gardens! For more information on how to participate or to RSVP please call (310) 548-2005. A Day in the Garden Flyer 2015   

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Wisteria Regale – Saturday, March 28, 2015

| January 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment »
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“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 the Mansion’s front door and invited to step back in time for an evening of illusion and intrigue. The night’s entertainment includes a stroll through the lower floor of the Mansion with live music in the Parlor. Magic Castle magician, Nathan Gibson will wow all in

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Get to Know Us- Volunteer Opportunities- February 20 & 21, 2015

| February 10th, 2015 | Comments Off
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Get to Know Us- Volunteer Opportunities The Banning Museum is seeking volunteers and will host two Get to Know Us receptions on Friday, February 20, 2015 and Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The receptions will be held in the conference room at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. Volunteers at the Banning Museum attend a training class to gain the background necessary to offer public tours and special group tours of the interior of the Museum, Stagecoach Barn and grounds. Once the training class is completed the volunteers are able to

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10th Annual Valentine’s Tea & Tunes Luncheon – February 7, 2015

| December 11th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Saturday, February 7  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Stagecoach Barn) Guests will enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day inside the Banning Museum’s historic Stagecoach barn. Presented in a vintage setting, you will be treated to an elegant light luncheon served on exquisite fine china with a special selection of teas chosen for the occasion. There will be live entertainment, as well as complimentary tours of the Museum, the Transportation Exhibition and the Visitor Center. A special Victorian accessories exhibit will be assembled especially for this event. Don’t forget to don your hats, gloves and finery. Reservations are required and space is limited.

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Over 4,000 Visitors Enjoy Victorian Christmas

| December 11th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Over 4,000 visitors from the local community and as far away as San Diego and Bakersfield visited the Banning Museum for the annual Victorian Christmas Celebration and Open House. There were smiles all around as guests enjoyed the holiday festivities in beautiful Southern California weather. Santa greeted the little ones and horse drawn trolleys carried folks to the Drum Barracks Museum down the street. Still, the star of the show was the Banning Mansion dressed in its finest holiday splendor. Guests were delighted to see the rooms decorated with traditional Victorian adornments and Christmas trees nearly touching the ceiling!  The event has become

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