Friends of Banning Museum invites the community to join us for our next “Keeping History Alive” lecture at the Banning Museum, located at 401 East “M” Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. The lecture presented by author Michael D. White, vocational maritime historian and researcher, will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the historic stagecoach barn on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Mr. White will be sharing the story of how 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. This lecture will tell the true story of how their plot was hatched, discovered and thwarted. There will be a question and answer session after the lecture.
Admission to the event is FREE for Friends of Banning Museum members and children under 12. Non-members are $5.00. For more details about this event or to RSVP, please contact Friends of Banning Museum at (310) 548-2005. Information on the Museum can also be found at www.thebanningmuseum.org.
The Banning Museum is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks and is operated in cooperation with Friends of Banning Museum. Friends of Banning Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “Preserve History, Promote Education, and Inspire Entrepreneurial Spirit.”