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”][/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 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

Meet our Summer Student

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Meet our Summer Student –  Nicholas VanExan Nicholas VanExan will be spending the summer working at Glanmore National Historic Site with thanks to funding through the Young Canada Works Program.  Nicholas is currently working on his Masters Degree in History at Guelph University.   [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]     In addition to day to day

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