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Closed for Restoration

Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed for restoration beginning January 4, 2016.   The museum office remains open during this period and staff can be reached Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the closure work will be done to repair several floor areas in the historic building. A reproduction carpet will be installed in the lower and upper halls, front stairs and reception room.  In order to accommodate the work, rooms must first be emptied and furnishings and artwork safely stored away. The historic house will reopen in mid-to-late  March 2016 with a special exhibit visiting from the Museum of Canadian History entitled: Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada. It is
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Fundraising Calendars Now Available

2016 Fundraising Calendars Now Available Featuring Cat and Dog Paintings by H.H. Couldery The Friends of Glanmore recently unveiled  a new fundraising initiative. They have produced a 2016 calendar featuring beautiful photographs of cat and dog paintings by Horatio H. Couldery (1832-1918) from the collection at Glanmore National Historic Site. Couldery was a noted British artist who specialized in painting cats and dogs . According to dog art expert William Secord, the collection of works by H.H. Couldery at Glanmore National Historic Site is “one of the most extraordinary collections of Victorian animal paintings in the world.“ The Friends of Glanmore are currently in the planning stages of
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Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes

Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes Filming on Location at Ontario Museums CBC recently released this behind the scenes special Making Murdoch: Discovering Ontario featuring the many historical sites that are used as filming locations for the period television show, Murdoch Mysteries.  You can catch a glimpse of Glanmore at the 10:13 mark.  Glanmore National Historic Site was used as a location for filming of the episode “The Curse of Beaton Manor” in season 3 of Murdoch Mysteries. Making Murdoch: Discovering Ontario
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Meet our Museum Intern

Meet our Museum Intern: Danielle McMahon Jones Danielle McMahon-Jones is a Belleville native and has fond memories of visiting Glanmore as a child. She has a Honours Bachelor of Arts, in History and English, from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing her internship requirements for a post-graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College.     If Danielle looks a little familiar it may because she worked at Glanmore as a summer student a few years ago and has volunteered with the site for the past four years.  Q:  Why did you want to do your internship at Glanmore National Historic Site? A:  I’m extremely passionate about Victorian history.  I
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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 school in September. Follow the link for details. Collection Assistant – Summer Student Position
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