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Staff Pick Video: Stereographoscope

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 for viewing 3D images. The larger lense on the top is the g
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Staff Pick Video: Charcoal Iron

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 off bases that became too cool, the charcoal iron provided a continuous source of heat which
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Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

On April 12, 1989 Terry Fox began a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. His determination, courage and integrity soon drew the attention – and won the hearts – of Canadians from coast to coast. Terry Fox lives on in Canadian memory as a hero, having raised $24 million for Cancer research, and inspired generations of Canadians to follow in his footsteps. Marathon of Hope In March 1977, wh
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Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 28 2016 – 8 a.m. to noon Treats for you and for your garden! Come to the annual Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale to purchase a variety of perennials and baked goodies generously provided by volunteers.  
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Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

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 international trade, but at the end of the 16
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Volunteer Spotlight

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week in Canada. This week you may have seen posts on our social media highlighting our volunteers. We wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to learn more about some of the great people that work hard to make Glanmore such a great place to visit. Below you will find profiles on just a few of the many excellent volunteers to give their time to Glanmore. Lindi Pierce
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Glanmore Reopens Just in Time for March Break

Glanmore reopens  just in time for March Break! March Break at Glanmore  March Break Extended Hours Glanmore will be open from 10 am to 4:30 pm, March 15 to 18, 2016.  Families can explore the historic house; see the restoration; play the artifact hunt game; and discover a true Canadian hero in the travelling exhibition Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada.  Regular museum hours resume Saturday, March 19, 2016. 
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Porchfest 2015

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 12:45 pm.  Music at all other venues begins at 1 pm. For mo
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Belleville Kilties Uniform Now on Display

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 in the summer and traveled the vaudeville circuit in the winter.  Between 1904-1910
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Pieces of our Past – Quilt Exhibit

 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 date from the 1850s to the 1920s. From utilitarian bedding to beau
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