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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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Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. 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 1519. The process for making drinking chocolate involves melting ground cacao beans i
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Hair in the 19th Century!

  5 Ways Hair Was Used in the 19th Century They made it into jewelry Jewelry made from human hair was popular in the 19th century. We may all be familiar with romantic tales and poems in which a man (or woman) would take a lock of their lover’s hair as a remembrance, or a token of love. Hair jewelry served a very similar purpose: it was as a tangible reminder of a loved one that could be kept close by being worn
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Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore

Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site will be the location of a music video shoot early next week. A production crew from Part & Parcel will be working with Toronto-based musician STACEY to film her latest music video at the historic house on Monday, June 13, 2016. STACEY is known for her minimalist synthetic sound. In 2015 she was listed as one of BlogTO’s
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Meet our Museum Intern

Meet our Museum Intern Shannon Baxter is from Peterborough, Ontario. She has a Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from Trent University. Shannon is currently completing her internship requirements for a post-graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College.  Shannon will spend fourteen weeks at Glanmore National Historic Site during the spring and summer of 2016.  Here she will apply he
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May is Museum Month Contest Winners!

May is Museum Month Contest Winners! Over the course of the May we gave away 10 family admission passes to Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, ON and Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, ON in three separate drawings. Entries were gathered from likes and shares of our Facebook contest posts.  Here is video of the draws: Congratulations to all ten of our winners: Andrea Butcher Milne; Laura Love; Dakota Russell;
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