Peter Stokes Restoration Award

Peter Stokes Restoration Award Glanmore National Historic Site Restoration Project Honoured   The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) has awarded the Peter Stokes Restoration Award (Corporate) to the City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site. The ACO intends this award to recognize “those responsible for the exemplary restoration of significant heritage structures, undertaken in accordanc
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Doors Open Belleville – September 17, 2016

Doors Open Belleville September 17, 2016 – 10 am to 4:30 pm Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Glanmore National Historic Site as part of Doors Open Belleville.  Learn about hte restoration of the historic house, climb part of the servant staircase and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.  Be sure to stop by the Belleville Fire Department Headquaters, Station No. 1, 60 Bettes Str
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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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Glanmore National Historic Site to Reopen March 15

Glanmore National Historic Site to Reopen March 15 The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, just in time for March Break activities.  The museum was closed for several weeks while work was done to repair and restore floor areas in the historic building.  A new carpet, a reproduction of the original 1883 Wilton carpet, was custom manufactured in the U
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Closed for Restoration

Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed for restoration beginning January 4, 2016.   The museum office remains open during this period and staff can be reached Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. During the closure work will be done to repair several floor areas in the historic building. A reproduction carpet will be installed in the lower and upper halls, front stairs and reception room.  In order to ac
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Conservator Ian Hodkinson identified the original location of the picture rail on the breakfast room wall.

Breakfast Room Restoration Project

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 wallpaper on the breakfast room walls and identified the o
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Heritage Week February 18th to 21st, 2014

Glanmore National Historic Site is celebrating Heritage Week, February 18th to 21st, 2014 with a Restoration Retrospective.   Discover the steps that have been taken to preserve and restore the historic house over the past 40 years with a special restoration display.  See the current restoration work in the breakfast room.  Join in a special guided tour daily at 2pm.  Regular admission applies.   Please note:  Due to
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