Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017

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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

Staff Artifact Pick Video: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzUeo2TkrHo[/youtube]   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,

Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his

Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

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Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair

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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.   [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]   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

Staff Pick: Fire Fighter’s Helmet

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Watch summer student, Nicholas, as he shows his staff pick: a fire fighter’s helmet from the late 1800s.   [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

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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

Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

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Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

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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