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

Peter Stokes Restoration Award

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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 accordance with

Harvest Tea and Tour – Sunday, October 2

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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.

Doors Open Belleville – September 17, 2016

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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

Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

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Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] This wood and wire mousetrap was made by Andrew Heller.  He came from Germany to live in the Quinte region as a young man in the early to mid 1800s. The mousetrap is hand-carved

A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department

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A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department The Belleville Fire Department has a long and rich tradition of service to our community since the beginning of the 19th century. In the very early years of settlement the citizens of Meyers Creek formed and maintained a volunteer fire brigade which consisted mostly of elected members.

Celebrating Seniors Making A Difference

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Celebrating Seniors Making a Difference Ontario Senior’s Month June is Ontario Senior’s Month.  Throughout the month Ontarians have been encouraged to celebrate seniors making a difference. Many of the volunteers at Glanmore are seniors. Here are just a few vibrant seniors that make a difference at Glanmore National Historic Site: Elsie is a welcoming presence

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