Belleville Kilties Uniform Now on Display

A 1906 uniform worn by a member of the world famous Belleville Kilties Band is now on display at Glanmore National The Kilties Souvenir AlbumHistoric Site.  The uniform was donated to Glanmore’s Regional Collection by a descendant of one of the band members. 

Established in 1898, the Kilties were primarily a brass band with 40 members. They played locally in the summer and traveled the vaudeville circuit in the winter.  Between 1904-1910 they completed two world tours and gave two command performances before King Edward VII. 

“The Kilties uniform is an excellent addition to Glanmore National Historic Site’s Regional Collection,” says Rona Rustige, curator. “It fits well with the part of our mandate to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts related to Belleville’s history.”

The uniform is on display in the Recent Acquisitions exhibit located on the second level at Glanmore.