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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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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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Staff Pick Video: Harp Lute

Watch Weekend Receptionist, Mary Jane, as she describes her artifact pick: a mid-19th century harp lute from the Couldery collection. This artifact is an ebonized harp-lute with gilt tracery in a floral decoration with 14 strings. The harp-lute is also called the dital harp. An invention of Edward Light of London in the late 18th century, the harp-lute was designed in an attempt to revive the popularity of the guitar
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Staff Pick Video: Stereographoscope

Watch Education and Marketing Coordinator, Melissa, as she describes her artifact pick: a stereographoscope from the Regional Collection. The stereographoscope was a very popular household item in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1900 it is estimated that every household would have had a stereoscope. The bottom section with two lenses is the stereoscope, used for viewing 3D images. The larger lense on the top is the g
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Staff Pick Video: Charcoal Iron

Watch as Museum Technician, Dave, talks about his pick: a late 19th century charcoal iron. This artifact is a charcoal iron from the late 19th century. The charcoal iron is a self-heating iron that allows for continuous use. Unlike the sadiron, which was heated externally on a stove and which required frequent stops to switch off bases that became too cool, the charcoal iron provided a continuous source of heat which
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Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

On April 12, 1989 Terry Fox began a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. His determination, courage and integrity soon drew the attention – and won the hearts – of Canadians from coast to coast. Terry Fox lives on in Canadian memory as a hero, having raised $24 million for Cancer research, and inspired generations of Canadians to follow in his footsteps. Marathon of Hope In March 1977, wh
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Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 28 2016 – 8 a.m. to noon Treats for you and for your garden! Come to the annual Friends of Glanmore Plant and Bake Sale to purchase a variety of perennials and baked goodies generously provided by volunteers.  
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Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

Watch Administrative and Collections Assistant, Danielle, as she describes her artifact pick: an imari charger circa 1700 from the Couldery collection. This artifact is a Japanese white porcelain circular plate with ornate hand-pained floral decoration in blue and yellow. Porcelain was rare and as such was a status symbol for wealthy Europeans. Chinese porcelain dominated international trade, but at the end of the 16
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Volunteer Spotlight

Today is the last day of National Volunteer Week in Canada. This week you may have seen posts on our social media highlighting our volunteers. We wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to learn more about some of the great people that work hard to make Glanmore such a great place to visit. Below you will find profiles on just a few of the many excellent volunteers to give their time to Glanmore. Lindi Pierce
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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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