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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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The Ultimate Belleville History Contest!

The Ultimate Belleville History Contest Enter to Win! Snap a selfie with our 1867 costumed staff at events this summer and enter to win the ultimate Belleville history prize: An Old East Hill History Carriage Tour courtesy of County Carriage and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Glanmore for 4 adults! Total value: $400.00 To enter like or follow GlanmoreNHS on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your selfie
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Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

Staff Pick: Artifact Feature Videos Learn more about artifacts in our collection from museum staff: Rona’s Picks: Daguerreotype of Edmund Murney Melissa’s Picks: Souvenir Photo Booklet Stereographoscope Mousetrap Danielle’s Picks: Imari Charger Body Basket Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Dave’s Picks:  Can you guess what this is? Charcoal Iron Mary Jane’s Picks:  Harp-Lute Seasonal Sta
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Celebrating Women in Heritage

#MuseumWeek is drawing to a close on social media.  It has been very interesting to see how museums around the world have approached the over arching theme of women as well as a variety of daily themes. To honour the last day of #MuseumWeek, and the daily theme of #Heritage, we look to celebrate some of the amazing women who work at Glanmore National Historic Site. Currently there are 5 women working at Glanmore.  Th
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Notice of Filming: June 10, 2017

Notice of Filming and Closure Please be advised that Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to accommodate filming at premises. Filming will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. The film, entitled “Carmilla: The Movie.” will be filming scenes at the interior and exterior of the historic site.  Parking will be in the private lot on lo
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International Museums Day Open House

International Museums Day Open House Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Each year museums around the world offer free admission on the afternoon of International Museums Day, May 18, 2017. Join in this global movement by planning a trip to your local museum on this special day.  The International Museums Day Open House at Glanmore National Historic Site is a great opportunity to drop in for a visit. Wa
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Takeover Day – March 4, 2017

Takeover Day March 4, 2017 – 2-4 pm The staff at Glanmore have been working on an innovative “Takeover Day” partnership with Mrs. Saunders’ Grade 7/8 Student Leadership Class at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Takeover Day is an education program in which students learn more about behind-the-scenes activities at the museum and engage in real life projects.  Students have received in-class instruction about museu
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Holiday Hours

Below are the 2016  holiday open and closed times for Glanmore National Historic Site:
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Historic Hot Cocoa: Make it at Home!

Did you try our heritage hot chocolate mix at the cocoa and cookies event this past weekend? The creamy, sweet hot chocolate we tend to drink today is vastly different from the drinking chocolate enjoyed historically. Chocolate was a slightly spiced drink introduced to the Spanish by the Aztecs in the 1600s.  Legendary Aztec leader Montezuma II was known to drink chocolate every day in a display of strength and power
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Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

Staff Artifact Pick: Wicker Body Basket Just in time for Halloween!    Creepy or Fascinating?  You decide! Watch as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle tells you about her staff pick: a wicker body basket. The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his furniture factory from 1858 to 1929.  The factory was located on Foundry Street – a street th
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