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Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit

Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit
Glanmore National Historic Site’s Celebrate Our City pop-up exhibit was developed as part of the museum’s Belleville 200 and Canada 150 celebrations.  The pop-up exhibit received rave reviews at Canada Day Celebrations and again at the Waterfront Festival.  People have really enjoyed seeing our staff in 1867 period costumes, viewing the historic photographs in the exhibit, and learning some of the many fascinating stories from Belleville’s past.  The Exhibit highlights significant people from our community’s history as well as the themes of Belleville 200, Hastings County, Business and Industry, Railroads, the Moira River, the Bay Bridge, Sports, and Entertainment and utilizes excellent historic photographs from the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.
Glanmore staff in period costume with the pop-up exhibit in the background
We are really proud of the exhibit and hope you will have a chance to see it if you have not yet. Celebrate our City will be popping up again at Quinte Ribfest, August 11-13, Centennial Park, Quinte West and the Hastings County Plowing Match August 23 and 24!  The exhibit will be displayed again at Glanmore during Doors Open on September 16 as well as at Flavours of Fall in Downtown Belleville on September 30.  We hope to see you there!  Be sure to say hello and pick up your free “Celebrating our History and Heritage” newspaper and souvenir postcards featuring historic photos of Belleville.

Melissa Wakeling has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Melissa works as Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, Ontario.