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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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Glanmore by “Gaslight” – December 2016

Glanmore by “Gaslight” Three dates to choose from: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm We have recreated the look of “gaslight” for these popular evening tours at Glanmore National Historic Site.  Enjoy a guided tour of Glanmore by “gaslightR
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Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies – Nov 27/16

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 make your own Victorian tree Decorations inspired by the period Christmas trees at Glanmore.  
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Peter Stokes Restoration Award

Peter Stokes Restoration Award Glanmore National Historic Site Restoration Project Honoured   The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) has awarded the Peter Stokes Restoration Award (Corporate) to the City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site. The ACO intends this award to recognize “those responsible for the exemplary restoration of significant heritage structures, undertaken in accordanc
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Harvest Tea and Tour – Sunday, October 2

Harvest Tea and Tour Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 12:30 or 3 pm Celebrate the flavours of autumn with the Friends of Glanmore’s Harvest Tea and Tour.  Spend a relaxing afternoon at the museum.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones with butter and jam, and homemade sweets then explore the historic house with a guided tour.  Tickets: $25.00 each.  Limited spaces are available so book your tickets early to av
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Doors Open Belleville – September 17, 2016

Doors Open Belleville September 17, 2016 – 10 am to 4:30 pm Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Glanmore National Historic Site as part of Doors Open Belleville.  Learn about hte restoration of the historic house, climb part of the servant staircase and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.  Be sure to stop by the Belleville Fire Department Headquaters, Station No. 1, 60 Bettes Str
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