Museum Dance Off 4: A New Hope Glanmore Puts on Their Dancing Shoes The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site has done the unexpected. Staff at the city’s museum has put on their dancing shoes to create a dance video. The video entitled “Glanmore Loves Cats” is entered into an international competition called Museum
The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba. In 1916 Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant the right to vote in provincial elections to some women. Ontario followed suit and granted women the right to vote in April of 1917. It is
International Woman’s Day A Salute to Harriet Phillips! It is International Women’s Day! Today we salute Harriet Phillips, Glanmore’s 1st resident. Harriet, or Hattie as she was sometimes known, inherited the the entire city block, from Dufferin Avenue to McDonald Avenue and Bridge Street East to Dundas Street East from her Bleecker relatives. This is
Staff Artifact Pick: Wicker Body Basket Just in time for Halloween! Creepy or Fascinating? You decide! Watch as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle tells you about her staff pick: a wicker body basket. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville. George S. Tickell ran his
Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sip hot cocoa and nibble on gingerbread cake and cookies in the breakfast room just as Glanmore’s original residents may have during the Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies event – Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm. Explore Glanmore and
Significant Fires in Belleville’s History Loyalty, Tradition and Progress is a new exhibit developed by Glanmore National Historic Site in partnership with Belleville Fire and Rescue. To celebrate the exhibit’s grand opening, on September 17, 2016, significant fires in Belleville’s history have been highlighted on Glanmore’s social media accounts throughout September. Here is a recap
A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department The Belleville Fire Department has a long and rich tradition of service to our community since the beginning of the 19th century. In the very early years of settlement the citizens of Meyers Creek formed and maintained a volunteer fire brigade which consisted mostly of elected members.
From Olympic Games to Victorian Garden Games The history of organized sports and games is very long and varied. The ancient Olympic competitions, for example, began in Greece in 776 BCE and continued for 12 centuries. After a hiatus of almost 1500 years the Olympic games were revived in 1896 and continue to be celebrated