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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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I Want To Vote Because…

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 some women. Ontario followed suit and granted women the right to vote in April of 1917. It is hoped that the exhibit will inspire women, men and children to keep thinking and working
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Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote – Exhibit

“NICE WOMEN DON’T WANT THE VOTE.” Glanmore National Historic Site Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women Winning the Right to Vote Taking its title from a phrase uttered by Manitoba’s illustrious Premier, Sir Rodmond Roblin, during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote,” an exhibit developed by the Manitoba Museum, is now open at Glanmore N
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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 Video: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform

Staff Artifact Pick: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Watch the video as Administrative and Collections Assistant Danielle highlights the fascinating story of this doll.   According to oral history the doll was given to Lena Sharpe in 1905.  Lena was a young girl undergoing cancer treatment at Belleville General Hospital.  Unfortunately, her arm had to be amputated and she was hospitalized for quite a whil
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Holiday Hours

Below are the 2016  holiday open and closed times for Glanmore National Historic Site:
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Historic Hot Cocoa: Make it at Home!

Did you try our heritage hot chocolate mix at the cocoa and cookies event this past weekend? The creamy, sweet hot chocolate we tend to drink today is vastly different from the drinking chocolate enjoyed historically. Chocolate was a slightly spiced drink introduced to the Spanish by the Aztecs in the 1600s.  Legendary Aztec leader Montezuma II was known to drink chocolate every day in a display of strength and power
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