Kilties Souvenir Album -Artifact Pick

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Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator for Glanmore, as she talks about entertainment in Belleville and the history behind this souvenir album from the Belleville Kilties Band. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube]   The Belleville Kilties Band was formed in 1898 as an offshoot of the 48th Highlanders Band of Toronto. Run by local businessmen T.P.J. Power,

Pike Hook -Artifact Pick

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Watch Emma Craig, Public Engagement Assistant and Summer Student at Glanmore, as she explains the relevance of the Moira River and the pike hook to Belleville’s early industries. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] These days the Moira River is a habitat for a large variety of wildlife in the centre of the city.  It also is an important

Souvenir Booklet -Artifact Pick

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Watch Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore, as she talks about the history of the Bay Bridge and this 1909 Belleville souvenir booklet. The Bay Bridge is an important element of Belleville’s history. Before it was built, people between Belleville and Prince Edward County had to make the journey across the Bay of

Staff Pick: Feature Artifact Videos

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Staff Pick: Artifact Feature Videos Learn more about artifacts in our collection from museum staff: Rona’s Picks: Daguerreotype of Edmund Murney Melissa’s Picks: Souvenir Photo Booklet Stereographoscope Mousetrap Danielle’s Picks: Imari Charger Body Basket Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform Dave’s Picks:  Can you guess what this is? Charcoal Iron Mary Jane’s Picks:  Harp-Lute Seasonal Staff:

Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

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Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships Local museum Glanmore National Historic Site’s dance video entry “Glanmore Loves Cats” beat out three other museums to win the Eastern Canada Division of the Museum Dance Off 4 competition on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The competition is organized by www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com to show that museums are fun

Museum Dance Off 4: A New Hope

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Museum Dance Off 4: A New Hope Glanmore Puts on Their Dancing Shoes The City of Belleville’s Glanmore National Historic Site has done the unexpected. Staff at the city’s museum has put on their dancing shoes to create a dance video. The video entitled “Glanmore Loves Cats” is entered into an international competition called Museum

Staff Artifact Pick Video: 1905 Doll in BGH Nurse’s Uniform

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzUeo2TkrHo[/youtube]   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,

Staff Artifact Pick: Body Basket

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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. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]PLACE_LINK_HERE[/youtube] The body basket was made at the Tickell Furniture Factory in Belleville.   George S. Tickell ran his

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”