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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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Glanmore National Historic Site to Reopen March 15

Glanmore National Historic Site to Reopen March 15 The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, just in time for March Break activities.  The museum was closed for several weeks while work was done to repair and restore floor areas in the historic building.  A new carpet, a reproduction of the original 1883 Wilton carpet, was custom manufactured in the U
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Conservation of Artifacts at Queen’s University

Conservation of Artifacts at Queen’s University The Master of Arts Conservation Program at Queen’s University in Kingston celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015. This program trains students in the conservation and repair of paintings, paper and objects. Students work on artifacts from museums and galleries, and sometimes private individuals. Glanmore National Historic Site  has been sending paintings and arti
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Ask a Curator Day – Sept. 16/15

Ask a Curator Day Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Staff at Glanmore will be participating in a world-wide social media event  on #Askacurator Day, September 16, 2015, by live tweeting answers to your questions.   Ever wondered what the oldest object in the collection is?  Or, how a curator decides what to accept into a collection? How about the funniest comment ever received by a museum visitor?  Ask a Curator Day can
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Family Fun at the Museum: August

Summer Fun Activities Come to Glanmore National Historic Site for family fun over the summer holidays. Explore the historic house and join our demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered: Garden Games: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 2 to 4 pm Play outdoor games such as croquet, hoops
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Family Fun at the Museum: July

Summer Fun Activities at Glanmore Come to Glanmore National Historic Site for family fun over the summer holidays. Explore the historic house, try our artifact scavenger hunt and join museum demonstrators for some old fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies; children must be accompanied by an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered: Garden Games: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 2 to
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