Summer Fun at the Museum

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Summer Fun at the Museum Summer fun at the Museum invites families to explore the historic house and join our demonstrators for some old-fashioned summertime fun. Regular museum admission applies. Garden Games: Wednesday, July 9 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm Play outdoor garden games such as croquet, hoops, graces and

New Photo Gallery

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New Photo Gallery Horatio H. Couldery (1832-1918), Animal Artist Ever wonder about the artist who painted all the wonderful animal paintings on display at Glanmore National Historic Site?   A  new photo gallery  on our website provides information about Horatio Henry Couldery and features images of his work from the Couldery Collection. Horatio H. Couldery was one

Mother’s Day Tea & Tour

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Mother’s Day Tea & Tour – Sunday, May 11th, 2014 Tickets Now Available! 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.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, homemade jam and sweets then explore the historic house with

Featured Artifact – Kilties Souvenir Album

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Belleville Kilties Souvenir Album  – The Belleville Kilties Band, was established in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlander Band from Toronto. This souvenir album commemorating their very successful World Tour was sold for a few cents before and after each performance.   The Kilties were a brass band, composed of 40 members who

March Break Magic

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Extended Hours and Magical Fun this March Break! Bring the family to Glanmore this March Break for some magical fun!  Explore the historic house to see what life was like for a wealthy family in the late 1800s.  Try our artifact scavenger hunt to look for artifacts throughout the house.  Learn about Victorian Parlour Magic

Calling all Downton Abbey Fans!

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Dressing for Downton Bus Trip Join us for an exciting day trip, Monday, March 24th,  to see the Dressing Downton exhibit and enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Spadina Museum in Toronto. Dressing for Downton is a Canadian exclusive on display for a very limited period at Spadina Museum.  It features 20 fabulous costumes and accessories used

Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

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The breakfast room underwent structural repairs in early 2013.  At that time the lath and plaster in the ceiling was consolidated and ornamental plaster was restored. Ian Hodkinson, Emeritus Professor of Art Conservation, worked to investigate and determine the original decorative scheme of the room.  Through his research, he discovered 11 layers of paint and