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International Women’s Day

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 where she and husband J.P.C. Phillips built thei
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Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

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. The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his furniture factory from 1858 to 1929.  The factory was located on Foundry Street – a street th
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Glanmore by “Gaslight” – December 2016

Glanmore by “Gaslight” Three dates to choose from: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm We have recreated the look of “gaslight” for these popular evening tours at Glanmore National Historic Site.  Enjoy a guided tour of Glanmore by “gaslightR
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Hot Cocoa and Holiday Cookies – Nov 27/16

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 make your own Victorian tree Decorations inspired by the period Christmas trees at Glanmore.  
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Historic Fires in Belleville

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 of the
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A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department

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.  Their only equipment was a leather fire bucket. Each member was issued two of them
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From Olympic Games to Garden Games

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 today. For more information about the history of the Olympics you can visit:   The Real Story
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Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest!

Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest! The Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival will take place from July 7-10, 2016 and Glanmore National Historic Site will be there! While at the festival, keep an eye out for our Victorian Carnival Cutouts for some great photo opportunities. Snap a photo of yourself or your loved ones with their faces in our Carnival Cutouts and share it on social media for a
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Celebrating Seniors Making A Difference

Celebrating Seniors Making a Difference Ontario Senior’s Month June is Ontario Senior’s Month.  Throughout the month Ontarians have been encouraged to celebrate seniors making a difference. Many of the volunteers at Glanmore are seniors. Here are just a few vibrant seniors that make a difference at Glanmore National Historic Site: Elsie is a welcoming presence at our museum reception desk.  Her sunny ways
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Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016 There 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 in July:  
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