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The Ultimate Belleville History Contest!

The Ultimate Belleville History Contest Enter to Win! Snap a selfie with our 1867 costumed staff at events this summer and enter to win the ultimate Belleville history prize: An Old East Hill History Carriage Tour courtesy of County Carriage and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Glanmore for 4 adults! Total value: $400.00 To enter like or follow GlanmoreNHS on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your selfie with us! Draw Date: August 30, 2017  *Carriage ride and behind the scenes tour of Glanmore to be scheduled Monday to Friday, in September or October 2017.  Exact date and time to be determined and subject to availability. Behind the scenes tour of Glanmore National Historic Site
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Prominent People- Runner Ups

Prominent People- The Runner-Ups Written by Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant When planning Glanmore’s pop-up exhibit “Celebrating Our City,” in preparation for the Belleville 200/Canada 150 celebrations, we felt that we should highlight figures from Belleville that were significant to our local and national history. It was upon researching this that the staff discovered just how many interesting and important people there were! With only a few spots to fill for the exhibits, some figures had to be cut from the line-up. Fortunately, cyber-space does not have space restraints, so we present some other figures that were important to Belleville’s and Canada’s history but
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Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

Staff Pick: Artifact Feature Videos Learn more about artifacts in our collection from museum staff: Rona’s Picks: Daguerreotype of Edmund Murney Melissa’s Picks: Souvenir Photo Booklet Stereographoscope Mousetrap Danielle’s Picks: Imari Charger Body Basket Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Dave’s Picks:  Can you guess what this is? Charcoal Iron Mary Jane’s Picks:  Harp-Lute Seasonal Staff: Fire Fighter’s Helmet Cocoa Set  Senator Corby’s Chair Pike Hook  
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How Belleville Celebrated Dominion Day – July 1, 1867

How Belleville Celebrated Dominion Day- July 1, 1867 Written by Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant This year, we look back on 150 years as a country! There are plenty of celebrations happening all around Canada, but how did people in Belleville celebrate when the announcement was first made? The answer is: very proudly! Before the initial day, Mayor Henry Corby announced that July 1st would be a “day of rejoicing” for the union of the new country. Celebrations started very early on July 1st, the cannon on Court House Hill was fired at 12am to announce the start of the day. At 9am, the Moira Company Band began to play at the Court House steps also in celebration. At 10am, volunteers asse
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Celebrating Women in Heritage

#MuseumWeek is drawing to a close on social media.  It has been very interesting to see how museums around the world have approached the over arching theme of women as well as a variety of daily themes. To honour the last day of #MuseumWeek, and the daily theme of #Heritage, we look to celebrate some of the amazing women who work at Glanmore National Historic Site. Currently there are 5 women working at Glanmore.  Three women work full-time at Glanmore, one works part-time, and another is seasonal.  We sat down with four of the museum’s female staff to ask them about working in the heritage field at the museum. Q:How long have you worked at Glanmore? A: Rona Rustige, curator: 27 years
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