Banning Residence Museum to host historical lecture on vintage technique.

Learn About Wet Plate Photography

Friends of Banning Museum invites the community attend its next “Keeping History Alive” lecture at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” St. in Wilmington.

Alchemy and art: An Exploration Into
Wet Plate Photography
January 11, 2020  – Banning Museum Residence

The lecture and demonstration by hobbyist Matthew Schnittker, “Alchemy and Art,” is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the museum’s historic stagecoach barn.

Mr. Schnittker will talk about his journey of learning the wet plate process as well as give a live demonstration of the process from a technical perspective. There will be a question and answer period after the lecture and demonstration.

  • Admission to the event is free for Friends of Banning Museum members and children under 12. Non-members pay $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, a Rec and Parks facility, is operated in cooperation with Friends of Banning Museum, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “Preserve History, Promote Education, and Inspire Entrepreneurial Spirit.”