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

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 well as countless times when we make ice cream with day camps, tour groups and seniors residences. You might be
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What is happening at Glanmore this July!

The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site has lots of fun for families on tap this summer! Back by popular demand are the Summer Fun at the Museum afternoons where you can 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 an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offe
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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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Staff Artefact Picks filmed by our PR intern, Stephanie!

For the month of April, I’ve been doing my internship at Glanmore National Historic Site and it has been amazing so far. During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to film a few short videos of museum staff members highlighting different things at the museum, called artefact picks. These videos are of the staff member featuring one of the many artefacts held in the museum, and they talk about the history of the artef
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Bissel Carpet Sweeper- Artefact Pick

Dave Cox, the museum technician at Glanmore National Historic Site, brought out something that not all of us think about daily. Vacuuming, or some other variation of cleaning, is not always everyone’s favourite thing to do. What’s interesting about Dave’s artefact pick, is that it’s a precursor to the modern-day vacuum. The Bissel carpet sweeper at the museum was made around 1890 and is currently located in the basem
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Boston Pizza Night

Mondays are never the greatest day of the week and after coming home from a long day at work, nobody wants to make dinner. Glanmore National Historic Site is providing a way to beat the Monday blues, by inviting you out for dinner, on Monday, April 16. Between 5 to 8 p.m., 10% of all food sales at Boston Pizza will go to the Friends of Glanmore in support of special projects at the museum. So, bring your family and f
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Holiday Hours – December 2017

Planning a visit to Glanmore over the winter holidays? Please note our adjusted hours. The museum will be open from 1 to 4:30 on the following days: December 23, 27, 28, and 30. Regular museum hours of Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 will resume on January 2. Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday season! Holiday Hours – December 2017 Glanmore National Historic Site is open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 pm t
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Glanmore by “Gaslight” Evening Tours – December 2017

Glanmore by “Gaslight” Evening Tours Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm, or Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm We’ve recreated the look of gaslight for these popular evening tours at Glanmore National Historic Site, located at 257 Bridge Street East, Belleville.  Enjoy a guided tour of Glanmore by “gasl
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Meet our Museum Intern

Meet our Museum Intern Amy Hannah  is from Peterborough, Ontario. She has a Honours Bachelor of Art History from Carleton University. Amy is currently completing her internship requirements for a post-graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management from Fleming College.  Amy will spend fifteen weeks at Glanmore National Historic Site during the fall and early winter 2017.  Here she will apply he
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Preserve and Protect your Family Heirlooms-Sat., Oct. 21, 2017-1-4 pm

Learn to Preserve Family Heirlooms with Glanmore National Historic Site The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site is helping people learn to preserve and protect their family heirlooms. “Preserve and Protect” a special event held at Glanmore National Historic Site on Saturday, October 21 encourages the public to show their off their family treasures while discovering ways to ensure their long-term pres
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