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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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Ask A Curator Day – September 14, 2016

Ask a Curator Day Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Staff from Glanmore National Historic Site will be participating in Ask a Curator Day by live tweeting answers to your questions.  Ever wondered what the oldest object in a collection is? Or how the museum cares for a certain type of artifact? Ask a Curator Day can help you find the answers from more than 1000 museum curators from around the world.  Questions to Glanmor
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Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. 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 with three traps that are triggered by wires. It is interesting to think that in the past people faced some of th
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A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department

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.  Their only equipment was a leather fire bucket. Each member was issued two of them
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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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Celebrating Seniors Making A Difference

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 at our museum reception desk.  Her sunny ways
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