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Porchfest 2015

Porchfest 2015 Saturday, September 26, 2015 Opening Ceremony at 12:45 pm Returning for its 7th year, Porchfest is a celebration of music, where  musical performances take place on porches with an audience that moves from house to house throughout the East Hill neighbourhood in Belleville.   The Porchfest 2015  opening ceremony will take place at  Glanmore at 12:45 pm.  Music at all other venues begins at 1 pm. For mo
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Ask a Curator Day – Sept. 16/15

Ask a Curator Day Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Staff at Glanmore will be participating in a world-wide social media event  on #Askacurator Day, September 16, 2015, by live tweeting answers to your questions.   Ever wondered what the oldest object in the collection is?  Or, how a curator decides what to accept into a collection? How about the funniest comment ever received by a museum visitor?  Ask a Curator Day can
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Family Fun at the Museum: August

Summer Fun Activities Come to Glanmore National Historic Site for family fun over the summer holidays. 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: Garden Games: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 2 to 4 pm Play outdoor games such as croquet, hoops
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Family Fun at the Museum: July

Summer Fun Activities at Glanmore Come to Glanmore National Historic Site for family fun over the summer holidays. Explore the historic house, try our artifact scavenger hunt and join museum 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: Garden Games: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 2 to
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International Museum Day Open House

International Museum Day  Open House Free Admission at Glanmore Glanmore National Historic Site is offering an Open House with free admission on Sunday, May 17 from 1 to 4 pm as part of International Museum Day celebrations.  This is an excellent opportunity to revisit Belleville’s treasured historic house or discover it for the very first time. International Museum Day is a world-wide movement in its 37th year
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Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – SOLD OUT

Mother’s Day Tea & Tour The Mother’s Day Tea and Tour is now SOLD OUT.   Thank you to all our supporters who bought tickets and a special thanks to all the wonderful Mom’s out there!  Sunday, May 10th, 2015 Two Seatings: 12:30 pm or 3:00 pm Treat mom like a queen on her special day!  Bring her to Glanmore National Historic Site for a lovely afternoon tea hosted by the Friends of Glanmore on Moth
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Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes

Murdoch Mysteries Behind the Scenes Filming on Location at Ontario Museums CBC recently released this behind the scenes special Making Murdoch: Discovering Ontario featuring the many historical sites that are used as filming locations for the period television show, Murdoch Mysteries.  You can catch a glimpse of Glanmore at the 10:13 mark.  Glanmore National Historic Site was used as a location for filming of the epi
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Egypt, Gift of the Nile on Display Now!

Egypt, Gift of the Nile, on display until April 12, 2015 Travelling Exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum Explore Egypt, Gift of the Nile, a travelling exhibition on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.  The exhibit explores the architecture, family life, personal grooming and adornment, education, religious and funerary beliefs of this fascinating culture.  See a life-size sarcophagus as well as dozens of artifacts,
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Accessibility News

Lift Out of Service Due to the extreme cold weather the vertical lift at the accessible entrance to Glanmore is out of service effective Februrary 13, 2015 and until further notice.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Heritage Chocolate

Chocoholics Take Note: Heritage Chocolate Comes to Glanmore! Glanmore is pleased to join other National Historic Sites in Canada and the United States in a special program to interpret the the rich and colourful history of chocolate. Cocoa trees were first domesticated in South America more than 3500 years ago. The beans were roasted by the Olmec, Mayan, Toltec and Aztec peoples.  The roasted nibs were then ground by
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