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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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What Glanmore People Love About Glanmore

What Glanmore People Love about Glanmore In honour of today’s #MuseumWeek topic, #PeopleMW, we are featuring the staff at Glanmore National Historic Site. Below you will find profiles on the staff at Glanmore, and you can learn a little bit about what they love about working in museums. Name: Rona Rustige Title: Curator How long have you worked at Glanmore? 26 years Why were you drawn to work in a museum? I’m a
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Closed for Restoration

Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed for restoration beginning January 4, 2016.   The museum office remains open during this period and staff can be reached Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the closure work will be done to repair several floor areas in the historic building. A reproduction carpet will be installed in the lower and upper halls, front stairs and reception room.  In order to ac
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Holiday Hours

Please note the changes to Glanmore’s hours during the holiday season.  The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm with the following exceptions: Thursday, December 24—CLOSED Friday, December 25—CLOSED Saturday, December 26—CLOSED Sunday, December 27—OPEN 1 PM TO 4:30 PM Monday, December 28—CLOSED Tuesday, December 29—OPEN 1 PM TO 4:30 PM Wednesday, December 30—OPEN 1 PM TO 4:30 PM Thursday, Dece
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