Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

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

Pike Hook -Artifact Pick

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

Souvenir Booklet -Artifact Pick

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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

Prominent People- Runner Ups

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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

Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

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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 Staff:

How Belleville Celebrated Dominion Day – July 1, 1867

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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

Notice of Filming: June 10, 2017

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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

Time to Vote for the Museum Dance Off Canadian Champ!

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Have you seen our Museum Dance Off video yet? [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

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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