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Summer Fun at the Museum – 2018

Summer Fun at the Museum – July & August 2018 The is lots of fun for families at Glanmore this summer! Back by popular demand are our Wednesday afternoon activities.   Bring the family to 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 throu
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Step Aboard the Shorelines Shuttle

Step Aboard the Shorelines Shuttle Discover a new way to see the best of Belleville aboard the City of Belleville’s new Shorelines Shuttle. You can hop-on-hop-off during the approximately 50 minute round trip tour.  The tour takes you along Belleville’s beautiful waterfront, throughout East Hill, uptown and ends downtown, stopping at some of Belleville’s most popular places to visit, dine, shop and enjoy, inclu
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Glanmore Goes for the Gold in the Museum Dance Off – Vote on May 14

Glanmore Goes for the Gold in the Museum Dance Off On May 14, Vote for Glanmore! The staff and volunteers at Glanmore National Historic Site showed off their funky side in the Canadian finals of the Museum Dance Off Competition last month. They have successfully defended their title as National Champion for the second time, winning with 49% of all online votes in the Canadian finals held on April 17. The Museum Dance
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Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour Sunday, May 13, 2018 Choose from two sittings: 12:30 or 3:00 pm Treat Mom like a queen on her special day! Bring her to Glanmore National Historic Site for a lovely afternoon tea hosted by the Friends of Glanmore. Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones with jam and sweets galore then explore the historic house with a guided tour. Tickets are $25 per person (cash or cheque only). Limite
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Meet our PR Intern- Stephanie!

Meet our PR Intern- Stephanie Stephanie Clue grew up in Belleville and remembers taking school trips to Glanmore National Historic Site when she was younger. She has an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Loyalist College and is currently completing her placement at the museum for the Public Relations and Event Management program at Loyalist. She will be spending the month of April with us, learning about the museum
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Takeover Day April 2018

Takeover Day 2018 If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, come down to the Glanmore National Historic Site this Saturday, April 7, for the Museum Takeover Day. Takeover Day is an educational program where the students learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes at the museum and get involved with meaningful projects that will be applied at the museum. During the school year, the student
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Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit

Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit Glanmore National Historic Site’s Celebrate Our City pop-up exhibit was developed as part of the museum’s Belleville 200 and Canada 150 celebrations.  The pop-up exhibit received rave reviews at Canada Day Celebrations and again at the Waterfront Festival.  People have really enjoyed seeing our staff in 1867 period costumes, viewing the historic photographs in the exhibit, and learni
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Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator for Glanmore, as she talks about entertainment in Belleville and the history behind this souvenir album from the Belleville Kilties Band.   The Belleville Kilties Band was formed in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlanders Band of Toronto. Run by local businessmen T.P.J. Power, the band had forty members. This included a sixteen voice choir, the Clan
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Pike Hook -Artifact Pick

Watch Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant and Summer Student at Glanmore, as she explains the relevance of the Moira River and the pike hook to Belleville’s early industries. These days the Moira River is a habitat for a large variety of wildlife in the centre of the city.  It also is an important feature in our community for recreational use and hydroelectric generation. During Belleville’s early set
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Souvenir Booklet -Artifact Pick

Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore, as she talks about the history of the Bay Bridge and this 1909 Belleville souvenir booklet. The Bay Bridge is an important element of Belleville’s history. Before it was built, people between Belleville and Prince Edward County had to make the journey across the Bay of Quinte by private boat or ferry. In 1887, Belleville earned permission
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