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Have Your Say About Glanmore

Have Your Say About Glanmore Community Input Survey Glanmore National Historic Site is looking for community insight to guide the future development of Belleville’s historic museum. The museum is administering a short and simple survey and needs your input. “Belleville is a constantly evolving,  vibrant city, and it’s important the community’s museum develops alongside it,” said Rona Rustige, manager of museum services. “We want to hear from the community, to help us shape Belleville’s museum for the future.” Glanmore needs you; your perspective, your intuition, your insight. Help guide your community museum in the right direction by providing
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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!   One of the more popular programs at Glanmore comes when we pull out our reproduction ice cream churn and freezer to make homemade ice cream.  Throughout the summer there are two opportunities for the public to join in ice cream making (and eating) as well as countless times when we make ice cream with day camps, tour groups and seniors residences. You might be surprised to know how long ice cream has been around. In fact, there is evidence that ice and milk based desserts have been enjoyed for thousands of years. The Ancient Romans, for example,  were known to eat flavored ice desserts.  The Roman Emperor Hadrian was known to send ser
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What is happening at Glanmore this July!

The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site has lots of fun for families on tap this summer! Back by popular demand are the Summer Fun at the Museum afternoons where you can bring the family to explore the historic house and join our demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered in July: Wednesday, July 11, 2108 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Play outdoor garden games such as croquet, hoops, graces & stilt-walking! Wednesday, July 25 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Make and taste delicious ice cream using our old-fashioned churn! cream using
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Step Aboard the Shorelines Shuttle

Step Aboard the Shorelines Shuttle Discover a new way to see the best of Belleville aboard the City of Belleville’s new Shorelines Shuttle. You can hop-on-hop-off during the approximately 50 minute round trip tour.  The tour takes you along Belleville’s beautiful waterfront, throughout East Hill, uptown and ends downtown, stopping at some of Belleville’s most popular places to visit, dine, shop and enjoy, including Glanmore National Historic Site, Meyer’s Pier, and the Shorelines Casino! Throughout your ride you can  learn about the history of Belleville’s beautiful East Hill, heritage homes and buildings throughout the City, the 25 great ‘Belleville Bucket List’ experiences for you to
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Pride Photo Collage

Discover the Artifacts in our Pride Photo Collage Belleville is celebrating Pride Week June 4-9!  The festivities culminate with a Pride in the Park Celebration on Saturday, June 9. In honour of Pride Week, and June as Pride Month, Glanmore National Historic Site has released a photo collage of artifacts from the museum collection to recreate the colours of the Pride flag.   Here is some information about each of the artifacts featured: Red: Parasol – A sun umbrella used by Mrs. Della Prentice and her daughter Myrtle Prentice Wannamaker, circa 1900. (Regional Collection Kiddie Car – A small child’s Kiddie-Car which was purchased in 1944. (Regional Collection)  Flag 
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