Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

News and ReleasesArtifactBelleville HistoryGlanmoreglanmore houseglanmore national historic siteKilties BandRegional Collection

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

March Break Magic

EventsNews and ReleasesEventsFamilyGlanmoreglanmore houseglanmore national historic siteHours of OperationMagicMarch Break

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!

EventsNews and Releasesafternoon teabus tripdownton abbeyGlanmoreglanmore housespadina house

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

News and ReleasesRestorationarchitectureconservationGlanmoreglanmore houseglanmore national historic sitehistoric houserestorationSecond Empire

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

EventsNews and ReleasesarchitectureexhibitGlanmoreglanmore houseglanmore national historic siteheritage dayrestoration

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

News and ReleasesChristmasexhibitGlanmoreglanmore houseglanmore national historic sitehistoric houseHoliday

  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