365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Visit the Banning Museums’ New Improbable Gateway

The much anticipated new permanent exhibition at the Banning Museum has finally opened. The “Improbable Gateway,” an exhibit that depicts the Port of Los Angeles’ transformation into a transportation mecca, opened last weekend to a large crowd.  This is a remarkable story of the entrepreneurial spirit, perseverance and the vision of pioneer individuals like Phineas Banning.  Because of his insight in creating a large commerce port, these dreams took staging and freight lines into the deep water harbor of Los Angeles. These lines helped tie us to the rest of the country and make all of his dreams possible.

The Banning Museum has gone through major reconstruction throughout the year, and has opened many new areas of the museum that have never been shown.  Palos Verdes homes owners are lucky to have such a great piece of history right in our own backyard.

The Banning Museum has guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  On Saturday and Sunday the tour also adds a 3:30 p.m. option.  The price of the tour is $5.00/adults, and $1.00 for children under 12.  No reservations are needed.

For more information go to www.thebanningmuseum.org., or call (310) 548-7777. The museum is located at 401 E. M. Street in Wilmington.

Photo courtesy of the Banning Museum

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  • JD

    I love how it says Palos Verdes when in fact the Banning Museum is in Wilmington.

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