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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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Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 28 2016 – 8 a.m. to noon Treats for you and for your garden! Come to the annual Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale to purchase a variety of perennials and baked goodies generously provided by volunteers.  
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Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

Watch Administrative and Collections Assistant, Danielle, as she describes her artifact pick: an imari charger circa 1700 from the Couldery collection. This artifact is a Japanese white porcelain circular plate with ornate hand-pained floral decoration in blue and yellow. Porcelain was rare and as such was a status symbol for wealthy Europeans. Chinese porcelain dominated international trade, but at the end of the 16
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Volunteer Spotlight

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week in Canada. This week you may have seen posts on our social media highlighting our volunteers. We wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to learn more about some of the great people that work hard to make Glanmore such a great place to visit. Below you will find profiles on just a few of the many excellent volunteers to give their time to Glanmore. Lindi Pierce
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Glanmore Reopens Just in Time for March Break

Glanmore reopens  just in time for March Break! March Break at Glanmore  March Break Extended Hours Glanmore will be open from 10 am to 4:30 pm, March 15 to 18, 2016.  Families can explore the historic house; see the restoration; play the artifact hunt game; and discover a true Canadian hero in the travelling exhibition Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada.  Regular museum hours resume Saturday, March 19, 2016. 
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Terry Fox Travelling Exhibition

Travelling Exhibition Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada The inspiring travelling exhibition Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada is coming to Glanmore National Historic Site. On April 12, 1980, a young athlete from British Columbia named Terry Fox, who had lost his right leg to cancer, dipped his artificial limb in the Atlantic Ocean. So began the Marathon of Hope, his run across Canada to raise money fo
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