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Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017

Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017 The is lots of fun for families at Glanmore this summer! Back by popular demand are our Wednesday afternoon activities.   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 August: Wedne
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Staff Artifact Pick Video: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform

Staff Artifact Pick: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Watch the video as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle highlights the fascinating story of this doll.   According to oral history the doll was given to Lena Sharpe in 1905.  Lena was a young girl undergoing cancer treatment at Belleville General Hospital.  Unfortunately, her arm had to be amputated and she was hospitalized for quite a whil
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Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

Staff Artifact Pick: Wicker Body Basket Just in time for Halloween!    Creepy or Fascinating?  You decide! Watch as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle tells you about her staff pick: a wicker body basket. The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his furniture factory from 1858 to 1929.  The factory was located on Foundry Street – a street th
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Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. This wood and wire mousetrap was made by Andrew Heller.  He came from Germany to live in the Quinte region as a young man in the early to mid 1800s. The mousetrap is hand-carved with three traps that are triggered by wires. It is interesting to think that in the past people faced some of th
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Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair

Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair Join Fleming College Museum Management and Curatorship Intern, Shannon, as she shares her staff pick: Senator Henry Corby Jr’s chair.     Henry “Harry” Corby Jr. (1851-1917) was an Ontario businessman and political figure.  He represented Hastings West as a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1888 to 1901.    
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Staff Pick: Fire Fighter’s Helmet

Watch summer student, Nicholas, as he shows his staff pick: a fire fighter’s helmet from the late 1800s.   The helmet is made from several pieces of bronze that are riveted together.  Inside there is a leather skull cap to protect the wearer from heat damage. It is embossed with pictures of fire fighting equipment, the Maltese cross and a fire breathing dragon.  Helmets like these were worn during fires as
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Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016 There is lots of fun for families at Glanmore this summer! Back by popular demand are our Wednesday afternoon activities.   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:  
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Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. Drinking chocolate, was first introduced to Western Europe by the Spainiards in the 17th Century.  Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador is credited with bringing the delicious drink to Europe after learning about it from the Aztecs in 1519. The process for making drinking chocolate involves melting ground cacao beans i
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Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

Belleville Kilties Souvenir Album  – The Belleville Kilties Band, was established in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlander Band from Toronto. This souvenir album commemorating their very successful World Tour was sold for a few cents before and after each performance.   The Kilties were a brass band, composed of 40 members who wore striking kilts and featured a trained choir of 16 voices as well as bag pip
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