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Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator for Glanmore, as she talks about entertainment in Belleville and the history behind this souvenir album from the Belleville Kilties Band.   The Belleville Kilties Band was formed in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlanders Band of Toronto. Run by local businessmen T.P.J. Power, the band had forty members. This included a sixteen voice choir, the Clan
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Pike Hook -Artifact Pick

Watch Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant and Summer Student at Glanmore, as she explains the relevance of the Moira River and the pike hook to Belleville’s early industries. These days the Moira River is a habitat for a large variety of wildlife in the centre of the city.  It also is an important feature in our community for recreational use and hydroelectric generation. During Belleville’s early set
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Souvenir Booklet -Artifact Pick

Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore, as she talks about the history of the Bay Bridge and this 1909 Belleville souvenir booklet. The Bay Bridge is an important element of Belleville’s history. Before it was built, people between Belleville and Prince Edward County had to make the journey across the Bay of Quinte by private boat or ferry. In 1887, Belleville earned permission
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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 interest
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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 Sta
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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 rejoicin
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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.  Th
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Notice of Filming: June 10, 2017

Notice of Filming and Closure Please be advised that Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to accommodate filming at premises. Filming will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. The film, entitled “Carmilla: The Movie.” will be filming scenes at the interior and exterior of the historic site.  Parking will be in the private lot on lo
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Time to Vote for the Museum Dance Off Canadian Champ!

Have you seen our Museum Dance Off video yet? The Museum Dance Off is a quirky online competition that features museum staff and volunteers dancing their way through their respective museum or historic site.  Dancing skills or abilities are not a prerequisite! Museum staff first started talking about participating in this online competition two years ago but timing and workloads prevented it from happening until this
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Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships Local museum Glanmore National Historic Site’s dance video entry “Glanmore Loves Cats” beat out three other museums to win the Eastern Canada Division of the Museum Dance Off 4 competition on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The competition is organized by www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com to show that museums are fun and exciting places full of “…talented, creative people wh
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