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Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit

Celebrate Our City Pop-Up Exhibit Glanmore National Historic Site’s Celebrate Our City pop-up exhibit was developed as part of the museum’s Belleville 200 and Canada 150 celebrations.  The pop-up exhibit received rave reviews at Canada Day Celebrations and again at the Waterfront Festival.  People have really enjoyed seeing our staff in 1867 period costumes, viewing the historic photographs in the exhibit, and learni
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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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Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

Staff Pick: Artifact Feature Videos Learn more about artifacts in our collection from museum staff: Rona’s Picks: Daguerreotype of Edmund Murney Melissa’s Picks: Souvenir Photo Booklet Stereographoscope Mousetrap Danielle’s Picks: Imari Charger Body Basket Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Dave’s Picks:  Can you guess what this is? Charcoal Iron Mary Jane’s Picks:  Harp-Lute Seasonal Sta
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Time to Vote for the Museum Dance Off Canadian Champ!

Have you seen our Museum Dance Off video yet? The Museum Dance Off is a quirky online competition that features museum staff and volunteers dancing their way through their respective museum or historic site.  Dancing skills or abilities are not a prerequisite! Museum staff first started talking about participating in this online competition two years ago but timing and workloads prevented it from happening until this
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Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships Local museum Glanmore National Historic Site’s dance video entry “Glanmore Loves Cats” beat out three other museums to win the Eastern Canada Division of the Museum Dance Off 4 competition on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The competition is organized by www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com to show that museums are fun and exciting places full of “…talented, creative people wh
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Museum Closed for Easter

Reminder: Glanmore National Historic Site will be closed April 14-17 in observance of Easter.
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Making Our Museum Dance Off Video

Making our Museum Dance Off  Video In this age of social media, museums need to use new tools to reach audiences and encourage museum goers.  That is the idea behind our entry into the Museum Dance Off 4 competition.  Plus, planning and filming our Museum Dance Off 4 video was a whole lot of fun! Danielle, Glanmore’s Administrative and Collections Assistant  explains why she wanted to participate in a Museum Da
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Museum Dance Off 4: A New Hope

Museum Dance Off 4: A New Hope Glanmore Puts on Their Dancing Shoes The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site has done the unexpected.  Staff at the city’s museum has put on their dancing shoes to create a dance video. The video entitled “Glanmore Loves Cats” is entered into an international competition called Museum Dance-Off 4: A New Hope. The Museum Dance Off, hosted by the blog site When You Work A
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What Is One Issue Facing Canadian Women Today?

The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”  examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba.  In 1916, Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant some women the right to vote.   Ontario followed suit in 1916.  It is hoped that the exhibit will inspire women, men and children to keep thinking and working for justice and freedom for all in Canadian society. The exhibit ask
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What Would You Say to a Suffragist From 100 Years Ago?

The exhibit “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote”  examines the history of the suffragist movement in Manitoba.  In 1916 Manitoba was the first of all Canadian provinces to grant the right to vote in provincial elections to women. Ontario women gained the right to vote in  provincial elections in February of 1917 and the right to vote in federal elections was gained in April 2017. It is hoped that the ex
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