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 from June to August
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tea Room Menu includes Tea, Scones, Devonshire cream, a cookie selection, cakes, and jam.
Per person: $10

 

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 museum boutique sales a variety of beautiful objects and produce made by local artisans.

Sandra Veillette: Magnets with feathers, wood, small stones.
Darlene Lussier: Stained glass window hangings, jewellery.
Suzanne Lachapelle: alpaca socks, bird feeders, and house candles & soap.
Suzanne Ménard, Murielle Galvin, Susanne Bouchard: create beautiful hand woven placemats.
Sarah Jacques cloth bags hand painted mugs.

Events
Painting workshop with the artist Lisa Baldwin
Sunday June 11th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 Saturday 11:00 a.m.: a talk by Monique Nadeau-Saumier — UNDER THE INFLUENCE
The Impressionist Movement as seen in the art of Wilbur Reaser and a few other contemporary artists. The talk will present the similarities and differences between the work of Reaser and that of his American contemporaries, such as Childe Hassam, Theodore Wendel, Theodore Robinson as well as a few Canadian artists of the same generation, like Suzor-Coté, Clarence Gagnon and others. A light lunch will follow the presentation. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Call to reserve your place: 819-876-7322.
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.
Employment Opportunity & Internships

None at this time.

Colby-Curtis Museum’s Opening Hours

Spring
(April – May)
Tuesday to Saturday
11 am – 12 pm
1 pm –  5pm

Summer
(June – August)
Tuesday – Sunday
10 am – 5 pm

Fall
(September)
Tuesday – Saturday
11 am – 5 pm

Winter
(January – February)
The Museum is Closed

Please inquire about group visits.