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

May is Museum Month Contest Winners!

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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