March Break Magic

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Extended Hours and Magical Fun this March Break! Bring the family to Glanmore this March Break for some magical fun!  Explore the historic house to see what life was like for a wealthy family in the late 1800s.  Try our artifact scavenger hunt to look for artifacts throughout the house.  Learn about Victorian Parlour Magic

Calling all Downton Abbey Fans!

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Dressing for Downton Bus Trip Join us for an exciting day trip, Monday, March 24th,  to see the Dressing Downton exhibit and enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Spadina Museum in Toronto. Dressing for Downton is a Canadian exclusive on display for a very limited period at Spadina Museum.  It features 20 fabulous costumes and accessories used

Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

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The breakfast room underwent structural repairs in early 2013.  At that time the lath and plaster in the ceiling was consolidated and ornamental plaster was restored. Ian Hodkinson, Emeritus Professor of Art Conservation, worked to investigate and determine the original decorative scheme of the room.  Through his research, he discovered 11 layers of paint and

Heritage Week February 18th to 21st, 2014

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Glanmore National Historic Site is celebrating Heritage Week, February 18th to 21st, 2014 with a Restoration Retrospective.   Discover the steps that have been taken to preserve and restore the historic house over the past 40 years with a special restoration display.  See the current restoration work in the breakfast room.  Join in a special

Glanmore on a snowy winter day.

Glanmore Decorated for the Holiday Season

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  Glanmore is all set for Christmas … the garland is hung, tress are decorated, and historic toys are displayed for all to see. The dining room table is set for a Victorian Holiday feast and the kissing ball is hung at the entrance. Come explore the traditional decorations from the Victorian era and see

Get your questions ready for Ask a Curator Day – September 18, 2013

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Glanmore National Historic Site is gearing up for a busy day on social media.   Ask a Curator Day, on September 18, 2013, is a way for the public to talk to curators and professionals in cultural venues to which they normally don’t have access. It’s open to everyone – museums, galleries, historic or cultural buildings,

Pieces of our Past – Quilt Exhibit

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 Pieces of our Past, an exhibit of heritage quilts will be on display at Glanmore National Historic Site, from July 26th to September 29th, 2013. This exhibition has been mounted in celebration of Glanmore’s 130th year since construction and 40th anniversary as a museum. The exhibit features 17 quilts from the museum’s Regional Collection and range in