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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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Staff Pick Video: Harp Lute

Watch Weekend Receptionist, Mary Jane, as she describes her artifact pick: a mid-19th century harp lute from the Couldery collection. This artifact is an ebonized harp-lute with gilt tracery in a floral decoration with 14 strings. The harp-lute is also called the dital harp. An invention of Edward Light of London in the late 18th century, the harp-lute was designed in an attempt to revive the popularity of the guitar
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Staff Pick Video: Stereographoscope

Watch Education and Marketing Coordinator, Melissa, as she describes her artifact pick: a stereographoscope from the Regional Collection. The stereographoscope was a very popular household item in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1900 it is estimated that every household would have had a stereoscope. The bottom section with two lenses is the stereoscope, used for viewing 3D images. The larger lense on the top is the g
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons… Make Lemon Curd! Delicious, tangy and creamy lemon curd. Just thinking about it can make your mouth water. This bright yellow spread is always popular when served with scones at Glanmore’s Annual Mother’s Day Tea and Tour. In the late 19th and 20th century lemon curd was traditionally spread over scones during afternoon tea as an alternative to jam.  It was also used as a
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Staff Pick Video: Charcoal Iron

Watch as Museum Technician, Dave, talks about his pick: a late 19th century charcoal iron. This artifact is a charcoal iron from the late 19th century. The charcoal iron is a self-heating iron that allows for continuous use. Unlike the sadiron, which was heated externally on a stove and which required frequent stops to switch off bases that became too cool, the charcoal iron provided a continuous source of heat which
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Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

On April 12, 1989 Terry Fox began a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. His determination, courage and integrity soon drew the attention – and won the hearts – of Canadians from coast to coast. Terry Fox lives on in Canadian memory as a hero, having raised $24 million for Cancer research, and inspired generations of Canadians to follow in his footsteps. Marathon of Hope In March 1977, wh
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