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

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

Staff Pick Video: Harp Lute

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Watch Weekend Receptionist, Mary Jane, as she describes her artifact pick: a mid-19th century harp lute from the Couldery collection. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIjngIyKCg[/youtube] 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

Staff Pick Video: Stereographoscope

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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

Staff Pick Video: Charcoal Iron

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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

Staff Pick Video: Imari Charger

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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

Mother’s Day Tea and Tour – SOLD OUT

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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