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Inside Firefighting Bunker Gear: Glanmore’s Mythbusting Edition!

Inside Firefighting Bunker Gear: Glanmore’s Mythbusting Edition Watch as Glanmore staff Dave and Nicholas put firefighting gear to the test to see what sort of abuse it can withstand. To learn more about bunker gear worn by firefighters, as well as the history of firefighting in Belleville visit “Loyalty, Tradition & Progress” a special exhibit on display at the Belleville Fire Headquaters Stati
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Harvest Tea and Tour – Sunday, October 2

Harvest Tea and Tour Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 12:30 or 3 pm Celebrate the flavours of autumn with the Friends of Glanmore’s Harvest Tea and Tour.  Spend a relaxing afternoon at the museum.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones with butter and jam, and homemade sweets then explore the historic house with a guided tour.  Tickets: $25.00 each.  Limited spaces are available so book your tickets early to av
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Doors Open Belleville – September 17, 2016

Doors Open Belleville September 17, 2016 – 10 am to 4:30 pm Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Glanmore National Historic Site as part of Doors Open Belleville.  Learn about hte restoration of the historic house, climb part of the servant staircase and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.  Be sure to stop by the Belleville Fire Department Headquaters, Station No. 1, 60 Bettes Str
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A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department

A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department The Belleville Fire Department has a long and rich tradition of service to our community since the beginning of the 19th century. In the very early years of settlement the citizens of Meyers Creek formed and maintained a volunteer fire brigade which consisted mostly of elected members.  Their only equipment was a leather fire bucket. Each member was issued two of them
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From Olympic Games to Garden Games

From Olympic Games to Victorian Garden Games The history of organized sports and games is very long and varied.   The ancient Olympic competitions, for example, began in Greece in 776 BCE and continued for 12 centuries.  After a hiatus of almost 1500 years the Olympic games were revived in 1896 and continue to be celebrated today. For more information about the history of the Olympics you can visit:   The Real Story
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Celebrating Seniors Making A Difference

Celebrating Seniors Making a Difference Ontario Senior’s Month June is Ontario Senior’s Month.  Throughout the month Ontarians have been encouraged to celebrate seniors making a difference. Many of the volunteers at Glanmore are seniors. Here are just a few vibrant seniors that make a difference at Glanmore National Historic Site: Elsie is a welcoming presence at our museum reception desk.  Her sunny ways
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Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore

Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site will be the location of a music video shoot early next week. A production crew from Part & Parcel will be working with Toronto-based musician STACEY to film her latest music video at the historic house on Monday, June 13, 2016. STACEY is known for her minimalist synthetic sound. In 2015 she was listed as one of BlogTO’s
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Staff Pick: Portrait of Edmund Murney

Watch Curator, Rona, as she describes her artifact pick: an enameled daguerreotype of Edmund Murney from the Regional collection. This artifact is an enameled daguerreotype of the Honourable Edmund Murney. It is part of the Regional Collection, currently on display in the library at Glanmore.   Murney was a lawyer and the first clerk of the peace in Belleville, Ontario. He represented Hastings in the Legislative
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May is Museum Month Contest Winners!

May is Museum Month Contest Winners! Over the course of the May we gave away 10 family admission passes to Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, ON and Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, ON in three separate drawings. Entries were gathered from likes and shares of our Facebook contest posts.  Here is video of the draws: Congratulations to all ten of our winners: Andrea Butcher Milne; Laura Love; Dakota Russell;
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Staff Pick Video: Harp Lute

Watch Weekend Receptionist, Mary Jane, as she describes her artifact pick: a mid-19th century harp lute from the Couldery collection. This artifact is an ebonized harp-lute with gilt tracery in a floral decoration with 14 strings. The harp-lute is also called the dital harp. An invention of Edward Light of London in the late 18th century, the harp-lute was designed in an attempt to revive the popularity of the guitar
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