Staff Pick Video: Stereographoscope

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Watch Education and Marketing Coordinator, Melissa, as she describes her artifact pick: a stereographoscope from the Regional Collection. The stereographoscope was a very popular household item in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1900 it is estimated that every household would have had a stereoscope. The bottom section with two lenses is the stereoscope, used

Staff Pick Video: Charcoal Iron

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Watch as Museum Technician, Dave, talks about his pick: a late 19th century charcoal iron. This artifact is a charcoal iron from the late 19th century. The charcoal iron is a self-heating iron that allows for continuous use. Unlike the sadiron, which was heated externally on a stove and which required frequent stops to switch

Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

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Watch Administrative and Collections Assistant, Danielle, as she describes her artifact pick: an imari charger circa 1700 from the Couldery collection. This artifact is a Japanese white porcelain circular plate with ornate hand-pained floral decoration in blue and yellow. Porcelain was rare and as such was a status symbol for wealthy Europeans. Chinese porcelain dominated

Porchfest 2015

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Porchfest 2015 Saturday, September 26, 2015 Opening Ceremony at 12:45 pm Returning for its 7th year, Porchfest is a celebration of music, where  musical performances take place on porches with an audience that moves from house to house throughout the East Hill neighbourhood in Belleville.   The Porchfest 2015  opening ceremony will take place at  Glanmore at

Belleville Kilties Uniform Now on Display

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A 1906 uniform worn by a member of the world famous Belleville Kilties Band is now on display at Glanmore National Historic Site.  The uniform was donated to Glanmore’s Regional Collection by a descendant of one of the band members. Established in 1898, the Kilties were primarily a brass band with 40 members. They played locally

Pieces of our Past – Quilt Exhibit

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 Pieces of our Past, an exhibit of heritage quilts will be on display at Glanmore National Historic Site, from July 26th to September 29th, 2013. This exhibition has been mounted in celebration of Glanmore’s 130th year since construction and 40th anniversary as a museum. The exhibit features 17 quilts from the museum’s Regional Collection and range in