Services & Events

The tradition of the English Tea, told by Mrs. Monique Nadeau
The Colby-Curtis Museum thanks Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est.

Tea Room

English Tea is served from June to August in the museum’s solarium.
Please visit Plan your visit page for more details.

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.

Barn & Mansur School


In the barn next to Carrollcroft house, visitors can admire the biggest and most rustic artifacts of the Society’s collection, including agricultural implements and tools from various trades, sleighs and a rare Concord stagecoach – built about 1890 by the American company Abbot-Downing and fully restored in 1988 by Mr. & Mrs. Royce Rand from Milby, QC.

Mansur School

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 our local artisans.

Lecture luncheons

Our spring programming!

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network’s Heritage Talks present:
“The Fish That Got Away”
by Dwane Wilkin

The lecture will discuss the economic history of the Eastern Townships in the 19th and early 20th centuries and its close connection to the introduction and spread of technologies designed to convert water into the machine power used in the early mills and dams in the St. Francis’s basin. While historical narratives tend to overlook the impact of this development on the natural environment of the Townships, the wild Atlantic salmon of these waters offer a different story. It records the rich ecological heritage of the St. Francis, how it was squandered, and how it may be recovered and protected.

Dwane Wilkin has worked as a researcher, editor, and community organizer at the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network since 2002. Born and raised in the Eastern Townships, his background is in economics and journalism.

$ 15 (members of the Stanstead Historical Society)
$ 20 (non-members)
Reservation required: 819-876-7322
Location: Colby-Curtis Museum

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network’s Heritage Talks present:
“Golden Rule Lodge: The Masonic History of Stanstead, Quebec”
by Grant Myers and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 

Dating back to 1803, the Golden Rule Lodge is one of the oldest in Quebec and was initially composed of masons from both sides of the border. Following the War of 1812, Canadian masons founded the Golden Rule on Dufferin Street, Stanstead. Built in 1860 in the Classical Revival style, the building is an architectural gem. The interior of the Lodge is a testament to living history. The talk will be  followed by a guided tour of the Golden Rule Lodge.

Grant Myers, resident of Austin, Quebec, is President of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, and a Past Master of the Golden Rule Lodge. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, resident of Saint-Hermenegilde, Quebec, is an attorney. He is a Past Master of Golden Rule Lodge, and a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the District of St. Francis.

$ 15 (members of the Stanstead Historical Society)
$ 20 (non-members)
Reservation required: 819-876-7322
The lecture will take place at The Golden Rule Lodge (560 Dufferin Street, Stanstead) and will be followed by a luncheon at the Colby-Curtis Museum (535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead).

Courtesy: Matthew Farfan

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 & Internship

No job or internship opportunities at the moment.