I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!   One of the more popular programs at Glanmore comes when we pull out our reproduction ice cream churn and freezer to make homemade ice cream.  Throughout the summer there are two opportunities for the public to join in ice cream making (and eating) as

Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017

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Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017 The is lots of fun for families at Glanmore this summer! Back by popular demand are our Wednesday afternoon activities.   Bring the family to explore the historic house and join our demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by

Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies – Nov 27/16

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Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sip hot cocoa and nibble on gingerbread cake and cookies in the breakfast room just as Glanmore’s original residents may have during the  Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies event – Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm. Explore Glanmore and

From Olympic Games to Garden Games

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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

Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest!

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Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest! The Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival will take place from July 7-10, 2016 and Glanmore National Historic Site will be there! While at the festival, keep an eye out for our Victorian Carnival Cutouts for some great photo opportunities. Snap a photo of yourself or your loved

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

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Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016 There is lots of fun for families at Glanmore this summer! Back by popular demand are our Wednesday afternoon activities.   Bring the family to explore the historic house and join our demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by

Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

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Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] Drinking chocolate, was first introduced to Western Europe by the Spainiards in the 17th Century.  Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador is credited with bringing the delicious drink to Europe after learning about it from the Aztecs in

Staff Pick Video: Harp Lute

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Watch Weekend Receptionist, Mary Jane, as she describes her artifact pick: a mid-19th century harp lute from the Couldery collection. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIjngIyKCg[/youtube] 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

Family Fun at the Museum: July

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Summer Fun Activities at Glanmore Come to Glanmore National Historic Site for family fun over the summer holidays. Explore the historic house, try our artifact scavenger hunt and join museum demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered: