Education Programs 2017-2018

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Education Programs 2017-2018

Glanmore is committed to providing the Quinte Region with enriched learning experiences that complement the Ontario Curriculum.   The Education Program offerings for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below.

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An original drawing of the facade by architect T. HanleyHistoric House Tours

Grades 5-8 and 9-12

Available Year-round (except November, December and June)          Duration: 1.5 hours Maximum Class Size: 30 Students          Cost: $3.50 per student (incl. HST)

Students will discover the story of Glanmore, the Phillips family and their servants in this interactive guided tour of Glanmore National Historic Site. Learn all about Glanmore’s Second Empire architecture, the recent interior restoration project, extensive fine art collection and more!
  •  Tours can be tailored to meet a wide range of curriculum needs including development of language and literacy skills.


Holiday Traditions

Grades K to 4

Available: November 28rd to December 21st, 2017

Duration:  1.5 hours 

Maximum Class Size: 40 students          Cost:  $3.50 per student (incl. HST)

Share family traditions and learn about special ways we celebrate in this exploration of 1890s Christmas in Belleville.  Students will discover the origins of many modern Christmas practices including tree decoration, gift giving and family gatherings.  During a guided tour of the historic house students will see period holiday decorations and a selection of Victorian toys.  Plus, students will make a Victorian tree ornament inspired by Glanmore’s historic decorations.

Curriculum Relevant For:

  • Grade 2 – Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions

  • All Grades – The Arts – Visual Arts

Hands-On Nature


Available: February 21st to March 31st, 2017    Duration: 1.5 hours

Maximum Class Size: 30 students        

Cost Per Student: $3.50 (incl. HST)

Artifacts can be magnificent, mysterious, small, large, simple or complex, but they always contain a wealth of information. Working cooperatively, your students will learn to observe, investigate and decode various museum artifacts to discover aspects of everyday life in Belleville in 1867.


Curriculum Relevant For:

    • Grade 3 – Social Studies – Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present

    • All Grades – Language Arts



An adult helps a little girl keep her balance while walking on stilts.

 Victorian Garden Games

 Grades K to 4

 Available:  May 25th to June 21nd, 2017          Duration: 1.5 hours

 Maximum Class Size: 40 students          Cost Per Student: $3.50 (incl. HST)

Explore Glanmore on a guided tour to discover parlour games and toys children played with long ago.  Students will play croquet, toss graces, bowl barrel hoops, walk on stilts  and more.  Active play opportunities abound in this end of the school year program.  Indoor activities will be featured on rainy days.

 Curriculum Relevant For:

  •  All Grades – Health and Physical Education: Active Living

  • All Grades – Health and Physical Education: Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies

 Home School Days

Exclusive programming just for home school educators and their families!

Parents and students are encouraged to drop in to explore Glanmore and work together at a variety of themed activity stations.   Please help us prepare sufficient supplies and materials by pre-registering your family for Home School Days activities.    Call 613-962-2329.

Home School Days activities will be available at Glanmore anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Holiday Traditions (grades K to 4) –
  • Every Object Tells a Story (grades 3 to 6) –  
  • Nice Woman Don’t Want the Vote (Grades 8 to 12) – 
  • Victorian Garden Games (grades K to 3) – 

Education Kit Rental

Celebrations of Light: Ramadan, Hanukkah, Diwali & Lunar New Year

$15.00 (incl. HST) for a 2 week loan

Enrich your lessons about multicultural celebrations with this helpful education kit from Glanmore National Historic Site.  The kit contains artifacts, pictures, background information, activities and suggestions for further study.

Curriculum Relevant For: 

  • Grade 2 – Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions