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Museum Closed Easter Weekend

Museum Closed Easter Weekend Please note that Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed on the following dates: Friday, April 18th, 2014 Saturday, April 19th, 2014 Sunday, April 20th, 2014 Monday, April 21st, 2014 Normal office and museum hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014.  
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Summer Job at Glanmore

Summer Job At Glanmore National Historic Site Student Employment Opportunity Are you, or do you know, a university student studying history, anthropology or cultural studies? Applications for a summer position working with the artifact collection at Glanmore National Historic Site are now being accepted for summer 2014 employment.  The successful job applicant must be under the age of 30 and planning to return to sch
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New Photo Gallery

New Photo Gallery Horatio H. Couldery (1832-1918), Animal Artist Ever wonder about the artist who painted all the wonderful animal paintings on display at Glanmore National Historic Site?   A  new photo gallery  on our website provides information about Horatio Henry Couldery and features images of his work from the Couldery Collection. Horatio H. Couldery was one of England’s preeminent Victorian animal artist
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Mother’s Day Tea & Tour

Mother’s Day Tea & Tour – Sunday, May 11th, 2014 Tickets Now Available! Treat mom like a queen on her special day!  Bring her to Glanmore National Historic Site for a lovely afternoon tea hosted by the Friends of Glanmore.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, homemade jam and sweets then explore the historic house with a guided tour.  Tickets are $25.00 each.  There are two seating options to choo
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Extended Hours for March Break

Just a reminder that Glanmore is offering extended hours Tuesday to Friday, March 11th to 14th!  The museum will be open from 10 am to 4:30 pm.   Click here to learn more about March Break activities! 
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Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

Belleville Kilties Souvenir Album  – The Belleville Kilties Band, was established in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlander Band from Toronto. This souvenir album commemorating their very successful World Tour was sold for a few cents before and after each performance.   The Kilties were a brass band, composed of 40 members who wore striking kilts and featured a trained choir of 16 voices as well as bag pip
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Downton Abbey Bus Trip March 24th, 2014

Downton Abbey Bus Trip

March 24th, 2014 Join us on a bus trip to see the Dressing for Downton exhibit featuring 20 costumes used in the filming of Downton Abbey.  This is a very limited time, Canadian exclusive at Spadina Museum in Toronto.  The trip is on Monday, March 24th, departing at 9:30 am from the parking lot at Glanmore.    Cost is $130 per person (incl. HST).  The trip includes all transportation, special admission to the Dressin
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March Break Magic

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 and take a Magician’s Oath.   Then learn simple magic tricks to amaze friends and family
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Calling all Downton Abbey Fans!

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 in the production of Downton Abbey as well as clothing from the City of Toronto colle
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Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

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 wallpaper on the breakfast room walls and identified the o
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