COVID - 19

Due to the special mesures taken to prevent the spreading of the Covid-19 virus, the Colby-Curtis Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

Thank you for your comprehension and stay safe !

Welcome to the Colby-Curtis Museum

A magnificent heritage house built in 1859 by Dr. Moses French Colby, with its original furnishings, archives and the rich collections of the Stanstead Historical Society.

Ongoing exhibitions...

In addition to the renewal of the permanent exhibition, come see the new temporary ones !

A Victorian snack ?

Feeling like having a typical English break like the Colbys in the 19th century?
Come and live a unique immersive experience in our Solarium for a cup of tea !

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How to support the Museum ?

Your donations help improve the accessibility of the Museum and its collections, and promote the history, culture and stories of our community’s heritage into people’s lives.

The Colby-Curtis Museum is a project of the Stanstead Historical Society created in 1929 in a century-old schoolhouse, the Mansur School. Today, the Society’s collections are preserved at the Colby-Curtis Museum, in a classic revival-style villa built in 1859 by the Colby family : Carrollcroft.

Thanks to the generous donation of the Colbys, in 1992, of their domain – the Villa, the barn and all the furniture – located in the heart of the city of Stanstead, the Society now benefits an ideal place to permanently host its remarkable collections, therefore aiming at preserving the cultural heritage of this border region.

The permanent exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to discover the elegant lifestyle enjoyed by several generations of members of this important border family, and the temporary exhibitions give the visitors a glimpse of many other aspects of the fascinating history of the Stanstead County area.

Become a Member - Get Special Privileges!

Membership to the Stanstead Historical Society is available on an individual, family and lifetime basis. Members of the Society gain free entrance to the Colby-Curtis Museum, receive four issues per year of the Newsletter announcing upcoming events, and can use our archive service at reduced rates.
Members also have preference over non-members in attending various lectures combined with a light lunch in the museum’s popular tea room at a reduced fee.

Opening Hours @ Colby-Curtis Museum

Fall
(October - December)
Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Winter
(December 22nd 2019 - March 31st 2020)
Museum is Closed

Spring
(April - May)
Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Summer
(June - September)
Wednesday - Sunday
9:30am - 5:00pm

Group visits available upon request.