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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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Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. Drinking chocolate, was first introduced to Western Europe by the Spainiards in the 17th Century.  Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador is credited with bringing the delicious drink to Europe after learning about it from the Aztecs in 1519. The process for making drinking chocolate involves melting ground cacao beans i
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Hair in the 19th Century!

  5 Ways Hair Was Used in the 19th Century They made it into jewelry Jewelry made from human hair was popular in the 19th century. We may all be familiar with romantic tales and poems in which a man (or woman) would take a lock of their lover’s hair as a remembrance, or a token of love. Hair jewelry served a very similar purpose: it was as a tangible reminder of a loved one that could be kept close by being worn
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Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore

Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site will be the location of a music video shoot early next week. A production crew from Part & Parcel will be working with Toronto-based musician STACEY to film her latest music video at the historic house on Monday, June 13, 2016. STACEY is known for her minimalist synthetic sound. In 2015 she was listed as one of BlogTO’s
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Staff Pick: Portrait of Edmund Murney

Watch Curator, Rona, as she describes her artifact pick: an enameled daguerreotype of Edmund Murney from the Regional collection. This artifact is an enameled daguerreotype of the Honourable Edmund Murney. It is part of the Regional Collection, currently on display in the library at Glanmore.   Murney was a lawyer and the first clerk of the peace in Belleville, Ontario. He represented Hastings in the Legislative
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Meet our Museum Intern

Meet our Museum Intern Shannon Baxter is from Peterborough, Ontario. She has a Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from Trent University. Shannon is currently completing her internship requirements for a post-graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College.  Shannon will spend fourteen weeks at Glanmore National Historic Site during the spring and summer of 2016.  Here she will apply he
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May is Museum Month Contest Winners!

May is Museum Month Contest Winners! Over the course of the May we gave away 10 family admission passes to Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, ON and Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, ON in three separate drawings. Entries were gathered from likes and shares of our Facebook contest posts.  Here is video of the draws: Congratulations to all ten of our winners: Andrea Butcher Milne; Laura Love; Dakota Russell;
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons… Make Lemon Curd! Delicious, tangy and creamy lemon curd. Just thinking about it can make your mouth water. This bright yellow spread is always popular when served with scones at Glanmore’s Annual Mother’s Day Tea and Tour. In the late 19th and 20th century lemon curd was traditionally spread over scones during afternoon tea as an alternative to jam.  It was also used as a
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