Permanent and temporary exhibitions and, cultural and educational activities made and held by the Museum.
Thanks to the generous donation of the Colbys, in 1992, of their estate – the Villa, the barn and all the furniture – located in the heart of the town of Stanstead, the Company now favors an ideal place to permanently house its collections. remarkable, and thus preserve the cultural heritage of this border region.
The permanent exhibition offers the opportunity for visitors to experience the elegant way of life enjoyed by generations of members of this important border family, and the temporary exhibitions allow other aspects of the fascinating history of the region to be highlighted. Stanstead County area.
Let Me Tell You a Story: An Informal Account of Life in Stanstead County, 1930 – 1970
June 21th, 2022 to March 2023
This exhibition presents the oral histories of 21 residents of Stanstead County who were born in, or settled in the area in the early-to-mid 20th century. Featuring the oral history recordings, archival materials and music in an interactive display. Visitors are invited to turn on a vintage radio, sit back in a rocking chair and listen to the sounds of community elders. The exhibition casts an intimate light on the 30’s to 70’s shifting the story rural life in the villages, towns and settlements of Stanstead County.
Join us for this interactive display from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Colby-Curtis Museum’s lecture program features a range of events each year to learn about the history, art and culture of the region.
Throughout the summer, guides offer guided tours or current exhibitions.
Many cultural and historical events animate the Colby-Curtis Museum.
With strong community support, the Colby-Curtis Museum actively participates in enriching its social life through a range of activities for the whole family.
English Tea Services
Open during the summer season and for special events, the Tea room offers the English tea experience revisited in the local tradition of the Eastern Townships.
Townships Tea Festival, June 25-26, 2022
All details here: https://www.chemindescantons.qc.ca/en/activites/festival-the-cantons.php
Prescholars and kindergardens
The educational service of the Colby-Curtis Museum allows toddlers to discover what a history museum is through an animation on the evolution of toys in the Toys Stories exhibition.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Middlescholars and highschoolers
Activities on the history of the Colby family and the architecture of the Carrollcroft villa allow young students to discover the social history and material culture of the region.
Duration: 60-90 minutes.
Undergraduates and Graduates
A centre for the perservation of artefacts and archives and a place of high-level research production, the Colby-Curtis Museum can accomodate any university groups for a tour of the collection reserves and current exhibitions.
Duration: 60-120 minutes.