Services & Events

We offer many cultural services & events at the Colby-Curtis Museum. Sign-up for our Newsletter to stay informed of our latest events!

Tea Room

Tea is served Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
From the 2nd of June to the 27th of August.
Tea, scones, Devonshire cream, cookie selection, cake and jam.
Per person: $7

Victorian Garden

The Stanstead Historical Society has developed a garden inspired by Carrollcroft’s nineteenth-century gardens and opened it to the public. Visitors can stroll the walkways or relax on one of the garden benches. There are beautiful peonies, irises, roses and other old-fashioned flowers to admire.

Carriage House & Mansur School

In the carriage house next to Carrollcroft house, visitors can explore many of the Society’s larger, more rustic artifacts, including agricultural implements and tools from various trades, sleighs and a rare and admired Concord stagecoach, built about 1870 and fully restored.

The Stanstead Historical Society was founded in 1929 in the century old school house –the Mansur School House– a historic landmark that remains under the Society’s care. The Mansur school was built in 1819 as a wooden structure, by 1844 it had become a brick building. The school was built on land donated by Daniel Mansur. The area where the school was located was referred to as “The Center” and was thickly populated during the 19th century. The Mansur School is located on route 143 in Stanstead East.

Museum Boutique

The boutique offers a variety of interesting items for sale, many from local artists and artisans; porcelain, paintings, stained glass, pottery, carvings, soaps, jewellery, cards, stationery, books, and the ever-popular “collectibles”.


Book Launch: November 19th, 2016 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
‘A Sense of Place: The Imprint of the 19th and Early 20th Century on Stanstead County.’

Christmas Boutique Sale November 19th, 2016
The Colby-Curtis Boutique’s annual Christmas sale, complete with cookies and mulled cider, will take place on Saturday November 19th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Features of the sale include tree decorations, gift items for children and adults, as well as books by local authors, featuring Ross Murray’s latest book “A Hole in the Ground”

In addition to its temporary exhibitions, Colby-Curtis offers all kinds of activities throughout the year: cultural events, conferences, and special programs. It’s an exciting lineup of attractions, some of them free, that give you a chance to appreciate the Museum’s community.

Become a Volunteer

Be a volunteer and support the Colby-Curtis Museum/Stanstead Historical Society! One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place.

Opening Hours @ Colby-Curtis Museum

(September - December)
Tuesday - Saturday
1:00pm - 5:00pm

(January - March)
Museum is Closed
Dec 17th 2016 - Mar 12th 2017

(April - May)
Tuesday - Saturday
1:00pm - 5:00pm

(June - August)
Monday - Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Group visits available upon request.