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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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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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To Preserve and Protect: Caring for your Family Heirlooms

To Preserve and Protect: Caring for your Family Heirlooms   Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 1 pm to 4 pm Drop in to Glanmore, 257 Bridge Street East, Belleville, and bring along your family heirlooms to learn how to best preserve and protect these objects for future generations.  Throughout the afternoon local heritage professionals will be prepared to answer your questions, give advice and demonstrate how yo
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Historic Fires in Belleville

Significant Fires in Belleville’s History Loyalty, Tradition and Progress is a new exhibit developed by Glanmore National Historic Site in partnership with Belleville Fire and Rescue.  To celebrate the exhibit’s grand opening, on September 17, 2016, significant fires in Belleville’s history have been highlighted on Glanmore’s social media accounts throughout September.  Here is a recap of the
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Inside Firefighting Bunker Gear: Glanmore’s Mythbusting Edition!

Inside Firefighting Bunker Gear: Glanmore’s Mythbusting Edition Watch as Glanmore staff Dave and Nicholas put firefighting gear to the test to see what sort of abuse it can withstand. To learn more about bunker gear worn by firefighters, as well as the history of firefighting in Belleville visit “Loyalty, Tradition & Progress” a special exhibit on display at the Belleville Fire Headquaters Stati
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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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Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. This wood and wire mousetrap was made by Andrew Heller.  He came from Germany to live in the Quinte region as a young man in the early to mid 1800s. The mousetrap is hand-carved with three traps that are triggered by wires. It is interesting to think that in the past people faced some of th
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Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair

Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair Join Fleming College Museum Management and Curatorship Intern, Shannon, as she shares her staff pick: Senator Henry Corby Jr’s chair.     Henry “Harry” Corby Jr. (1851-1917) was an Ontario businessman and political figure.  He represented Hastings West as a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1888 to 1901.    
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From Olympic Games to Garden Games

From Olympic Games to Victorian Garden Games The history of organized sports and games is very long and varied.   The ancient Olympic competitions, for example, began in Greece in 776 BCE and continued for 12 centuries.  After a hiatus of almost 1500 years the Olympic games were revived in 1896 and continue to be celebrated today. For more information about the history of the Olympics you can visit:   The Real Story
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