Sir Mackenzie Bowell

Sir Mackenzie Bowell was Canada’s fifth Prime Minister, after being in politics for 25 years. Before winning a seat in the House of Commons, Mackenzie Bowell was a printer’s apprentice. Born in 1823, his family emigrated from England to Canada when he was a boy, and settled in Belleville. Soon after, he became an apprentice at The Intelligencer newspaper. In 1847, he became one of the papers partners and in 1850 he b
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Join us for an Exhibit Opening – August 17, 2017 – 7 to 9 pm

An exhibit opening celebration for Old-Fashioned: 150 years of Belleville’s Apparel, will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free!
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Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit

Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit Glanmore National Historic Site’s Celebrate Our City pop-up exhibit was developed as part of the museum’s Belleville 200 and Canada 150 celebrations.  The pop-up exhibit received rave reviews at Canada Day Celebrations and again at the Waterfront Festival.  People have really enjoyed seeing our staff in 1867 period costumes, viewing the historic photographs in the exhibit, and learni
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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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Heritage Week February 18th to 21st, 2014

Glanmore National Historic Site is celebrating Heritage Week, February 18th to 21st, 2014 with a Restoration Retrospective.   Discover the steps that have been taken to preserve and restore the historic house over the past 40 years with a special restoration display.  See the current restoration work in the breakfast room.  Join in a special guided tour daily at 2pm.  Regular admission applies.   Please note:  Due to
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Glanmore on a snowy winter day.

Glanmore Decorated for the Holiday Season

  Glanmore is all set for Christmas … the garland is hung, tress are decorated, and historic toys are displayed for all to see. The dining room table is set for a Victorian Holiday feast and the kissing ball is hung at the entrance. Come explore the traditional decorations from the Victorian era and see Glanmore at it’s best. We are open Tuesday – Sunday 1:00 – 4:30pm for self guided tour
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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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