A Trek to the Past – 2011 Annual Field Trip

A Trek to the Past – 2011 Annual Field Trip

Day Trip to the Drum Barracks and Banning Residence Museum

Thursday, Nov. 10, 8:45am-4pm.

To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the 1861 start of America’s Civil War, the Historical Society is offering a trip by bus to visit the last remaining Civil War era military facility in this area – the Drum Barracks in Wilmington. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a California Historic Landmark and holds an important collection of historical artifacts.

The tour will also include a visit to the nearby Banning Residence Museum, the home of Phineas Banning, who donated the land for the nearby Drum Barracks.

The Drum Barracks was once the junior officers’ barracks. As a museum, its rooms have been outfitted as single and married troop bedrooms, and there is a parlor, an armory, a model room and a gift shop.

Reservations can be held with a check for $50 per person which includes round-trip bus fare, entry donations to both the Barracks and Museum and a box lunch that will be served picnic style in Banning Park.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Place: The bus will be in the Selva Parking lot at the end of Selva Road on the ocean side of PCH.
Time: 8:45am departure. Return at 4:00pm.

Please call (949) 248-8121 for reservations

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