Historic Fires in Belleville

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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

Inside Firefighting Bunker Gear: Glanmore’s Mythbusting Edition!

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] To learn more about bunker gear worn by firefighters, as well as the history of firefighting in Belleville visit “Loyalty, Tradition & Progress”

Doors Open Belleville – September 17, 2016

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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

Artifact Pick: Mousetrap

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Artifact Pick:  Mousetrap Watch Education and marketing coordinator, Melissa, as she shows her staff pick: a handmade mousetrap. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] 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

Staff Artifact Pick: Senator Corby’s Chair

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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.   [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]   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

From Olympic Games to Garden Games

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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

Staff Pick: Fire Fighter’s Helmet

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Watch summer student, Nicholas, as he shows his staff pick: a fire fighter’s helmet from the late 1800s.   [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] The helmet is made from several pieces of bronze that are riveted together.  Inside there is a leather skull cap to protect the wearer from heat damage. It is embossed with pictures of

Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest!

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Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest! The Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival will take place from July 7-10, 2016 and Glanmore National Historic Site will be there! While at the festival, keep an eye out for our Victorian Carnival Cutouts for some great photo opportunities. Snap a photo of yourself or your loved

Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

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Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016 There 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

Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

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Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] Drinking chocolate, was first introduced to Western Europe by the Spainiards in the 17th Century.  Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conquistador is credited with bringing the delicious drink to Europe after learning about it from the Aztecs in