Banning Residence Museum to host historical lecture on local shipwrecks.

All About Shipwrecks

Friends of Banning Museum invites the community to join us for our next “Keeping History Alive” lecture at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” St. in Wilmington.

The lecture and book signing by author Michael D. White, vocational maritime historian and researcher, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the museum’s historic stagecoach barn.

Mr. White will be sharing anecdotes and images from his 2014 book, Shipwrecks of the California Coast: Wood to Iron, Sail to Steam, as well as information on several recently discovered shipwrecks that had, until very recently, rested on the bottom of the ocean for decades, cloaked in mystery. There will be a 15-minute question and answer session after the lecture followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Admission to the event is free for Friends of Banning Museum members and children under 12. Non-members are $5.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

The Banning Museum is a Rec and Parks facility and is operated in cooperation with Friends of Banning Museum. Friends of Banning Museum is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “Preserve History, Promote Education, and Inspire Entrepreneurial Spirit.”