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Meet our Museum Intern

Meet our Museum Intern Amy Hannah  is from Peterborough, Ontario. She has a Honours Bachelor of Art History from Carleton University. Amy is currently completing her internship requirements for a post-graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management from Fleming College.  Amy will spend fifteen weeks at Glanmore National Historic Site during the fall and early winter 2017.  Here she will apply he
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Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017

Summer Fun at the Museum – August 2017 The 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 an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered in August: Wedne
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International Museums Day Open House

International Museums Day Open House Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Each year museums around the world offer free admission on the afternoon of International Museums Day, May 18, 2017. Join in this global movement by planning a trip to your local museum on this special day.  The International Museums Day Open House at Glanmore National Historic Site is a great opportunity to drop in for a visit. Wa
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Takeover Day – March 4, 2017

Takeover Day March 4, 2017 – 2-4 pm The staff at Glanmore have been working on an innovative “Takeover Day” partnership with Mrs. Saunders’ Grade 7/8 Student Leadership Class at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Takeover Day is an education program in which students learn more about behind-the-scenes activities at the museum and engage in real life projects.  Students have received in-class instruction about museu
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Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

Staff Artifact Pick: Wicker Body Basket Just in time for Halloween!    Creepy or Fascinating?  You decide! Watch as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle tells you about her staff pick: a wicker body basket. The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his furniture factory from 1858 to 1929.  The factory was located on Foundry Street – a street th
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Harvest Tea and Tour – Sunday, October 2

Harvest Tea and Tour Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 12:30 or 3 pm Celebrate the flavours of autumn with the Friends of Glanmore’s Harvest Tea and Tour.  Spend a relaxing afternoon at the museum.  Enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones with butter and jam, and homemade sweets then explore the historic house with a guided tour.  Tickets: $25.00 each.  Limited spaces are available so book your tickets early to av
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Ask A Curator Day – September 14, 2016

Ask a Curator Day Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Staff from Glanmore National Historic Site will be participating in Ask a Curator Day by live tweeting answers to your questions.  Ever wondered what the oldest object in a collection is? Or how the museum cares for a certain type of artifact? Ask a Curator Day can help you find the answers from more than 1000 museum curators from around the world.  Questions to Glanmor
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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!   One of the more popular programs at Glanmore comes when we pull out our reproduction ice cream churn and freezer to make homemade ice cream.  Throughout the summer there are two opportunities for the public to join in ice cream making (and eating) as well as countless times when we make ice cream with day camps, tour groups and seniors residences. You might be
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Hair in the 19th Century!

  5 Ways Hair Was Used in the 19th Century They made it into jewelry Jewelry made from human hair was popular in the 19th century. We may all be familiar with romantic tales and poems in which a man (or woman) would take a lock of their lover’s hair as a remembrance, or a token of love. Hair jewelry served a very similar purpose: it was as a tangible reminder of a loved one that could be kept close by being worn
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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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