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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!   One of the more popular programs at Glanmore comes when we pull out our reproduction ice cream churn and freezer to make homemade ice cream.  Throughout the summer there are two opportunities for the public to join in ice cream making (and eating) as well as countless times when we make ice cream with day camps, tour groups and seniors residences. You might be
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Staff Pick: Fire Fighter’s Helmet

Watch summer student, Nicholas, as he shows his staff pick: a fire fighter’s helmet from the late 1800s.   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 fire fighting equipment, the Maltese cross and a fire breathing dragon.  Helmets like these were worn during fires as
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Waterfront Festival – Get in the Picture Contest!

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 ones with their faces in our Carnival Cutouts and share it on social media for a
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Summer Fun at the Museum – July 2016

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 an adult. The following Summer Fun activities are offered in July:  
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Staff Pick: Cocoa Set

Join Museum Intern, Shannon, as she tells you about her favourite artifact, a Victorian Cocoa Set. 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 1519. The process for making drinking chocolate involves melting ground cacao beans i
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May is Museum Month Contest Winners!

May is Museum Month Contest Winners! Over the course of the May we gave away 10 family admission passes to Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, ON and Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, ON in three separate drawings. Entries were gathered from likes and shares of our Facebook contest posts.  Here is video of the draws: Congratulations to all ten of our winners: Andrea Butcher Milne; Laura Love; Dakota Russell;
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