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.
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Opening Hours @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Fall (September – December) Monday – Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Winter (January – March) Museum is Closed Dec 17th 2016 – Mar 27th 2017
Spring (April – May) Monday – Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Summer (June – August) Monday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Group visits available upon request.