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Whimsey carvings- Artefact Pick

Melissa Wakeling, the education coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, pulled out one of the many artefacts the museum has in storage. Known as a Whimsey, the artefacts Melissa chose are part the museum’s regional collection, containing a large variety of artefacts from Belleville’s past. The two artefacts she chose to highlight were made by prisoners in the Hastings County Jail in the early 1900s. Whittling and wood carving at the time became quite the craze, and many magazines would publish articles about how to make the pieces. Incredibly intricate, the pieces have many moving parts. One of the artefacts has a miniature ladder, cross and a hand pointing towards the top of the bot
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The Dredge Munson Shipwreck

A new exhibit developed by grade 7/8 students participating in Takeover Day activities is now on display at Glanmore.  The Dredge Munson is a small scale exhibit on display until early summer 2018 which tells the story of a shipwreck in Lake Ontario. The exhibit features artifacts salvaged from the wreck along with excellent underwater photographs by photographer Warren Lo. Based out of Belleville, Ontario, the dredge Munson went into service in the 1880s and was used for maintaining water depth and for digging out harbours. In April of 1890, the Munson had been working on the Kingston Harbour, increasing the depth of the harbour to accommodate the schooner-barge Minnedosa, the largest four-
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Meet our PR Intern- Stephanie!

Meet our PR Intern- Stephanie Stephanie Clue grew up in Belleville and remembers taking school trips to Glanmore National Historic Site when she was younger. She has an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Loyalist College and is currently completing her placement at the museum for the Public Relations and Event Management program at Loyalist. She will be spending the month of April with us, learning about the museum and helping with the museum’s social media presence. We asked Stephanie a few questions about her internship and career aspirations to get to know her a little better: Q: Why did you want to do your internship at Glanmore National Historic Site? A: I wanted to do my internship at
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Takeover Day April 2018

Takeover Day 2018 If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, come down to the Glanmore National Historic Site this Saturday, April 7, for the Museum Takeover Day. Takeover Day is an educational program where the students learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes at the museum and get involved with meaningful projects that will be applied at the museum. During the school year, the students learned about museum work. Staff have mentored them in the areas of exhibit development, visitor engagement and interpretation, event planning and social media and marketing. On Takeover Day, April 7, the grade 7/8 Student Leadership Class of Queen Elizabeth Public School, will
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Holiday Hours – December 2017

Planning a visit to Glanmore over the winter holidays? Please note our adjusted hours. The museum will be open from 1 to 4:30 on the following days: December 23, 27, 28, and 30. Regular museum hours of Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 will resume on January 2. Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season! Holiday Hours – December 2017 Glanmore National Historic Site is open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm with the following holiday exceptions: December 22 – CLOSED December 23 – OPEN – 1 pm to 4:30 pm December 24 – CLOSED December 25 – CLOSED December 26 – CLOSED  December 27 – OPEN – 1 pm to 4:30 pm December 28 – OPEN
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