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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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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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