Traditional Crafts and Trades of Stanstead County

September 10, 2016 – April 2017

This exhibition explores a selection of crafts and trades that were pursued for generations by people in the towns, villages and farmsteads of old Stanstead County. The ‘know how’ – the knowledge of making – that we associate with crafts and trades needs to be understood within the context of ‘living heritage’, also known as ‘Intangible Culture’. The crafts and trades presented here are part of our ‘living heritage’ in that they have been transmitted from generation to generation. They flourished through people taking ownership of a skill and making incorporating it as part of his or her own identity.

Other Colby Curtis Exhibitions

Opening Hours @ Colby-Curtis Museum

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

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

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

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

Group visits available upon request.