Takeover Day April 2018

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] Takeover Day is an educational program where the students learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes at the museum and

Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit

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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

Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]   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,

Pike Hook -Artifact Pick

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Souvenir Booklet -Artifact Pick

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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

Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017

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Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017 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

Prominent People- Runner Ups

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Prominent People- The Runner-Ups Written by Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant When planning Glanmore’s pop-up exhibit “Celebrating Our City,” in preparation for the Belleville 200/Canada 150 celebrations, we felt that we should highlight figures from Belleville that were significant to our local and national history. It was upon researching this that the staff discovered just

Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

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Staff Pick: Artifact Feature Videos Learn more about artifacts in our collection from museum staff: Rona’s Picks: Daguerreotype of Edmund Murney Melissa’s Picks: Souvenir Photo Booklet Stereographoscope Mousetrap Danielle’s Picks: Imari Charger Body Basket Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Dave’s Picks:  Can you guess what this is? Charcoal Iron Mary Jane’s Picks:  Harp-Lute Seasonal Staff:

How Belleville Celebrated Dominion Day – July 1, 1867

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How Belleville Celebrated Dominion Day- July 1, 1867 Written by Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant This year, we look back on 150 years as a country! There are plenty of celebrations happening all around Canada, but how did people in Belleville celebrate when the announcement was first made? The answer is: very proudly! Before the initial

International Museums Day Open House

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International Museums Day Open House Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Each year museums around the world offer free admission on the afternoon of International Museums Day, May 18, 2017. Join in this global movement by planning a trip to your local museum on this special day.  The International Museums Day