A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department

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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 Garden Games

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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

Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest!

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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

Celebrating Seniors Making A Difference

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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

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

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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

Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

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Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Music Video to be Filmed at Glanmore

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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.

Staff Pick: Portrait of Edmund Murney

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Watch Curator, Rona, as she describes her artifact pick: an enameled daguerreotype of Edmund Murney from the Regional collection. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Meet our Museum Intern

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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