Colby-Curtis Museum Highlights

New Solarium-aSTANSTEAD: The Colby-Curtis Museum will be hosting another in its 2013 lecture/luncheon series on Saturday, September 26 at 10:30 p.m. Now that the renovations to the solarium have been completed, lectures will now be held in this new spacious addition. The guest speaker will be Allen Yale, President of the Derby Historical Society. The title of his lecture is: “The Changing Borders of Derby”, which also offers a fascinating comparison with what has happened on the Canadian side of the Border.

The talk will describe how historical circumstances affected the transformation of the boundaries and the internal political organization of the town (townships) of Derby from its origins, in the late 18th century, to the present day.

Yale has had a distinguished career in education, first as a social studies teacher at North Country Union High School in Newport for twenty years, and later as history professor at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont for eleven years.

Colby-Curtis Museum, 535, Dufferin Rd., Stanstead. Admission: $15 for members and $20 for non-members including the luncheon. Info: (819) 876-7322 Colby-Curtis Museum.


Cultural Trips

Members and friends of the Colby-Curtis Museum will also be glad to hear that another Cultural Bus Trip has been planned to Montreal, departing Thursday, September 26 at 8a.m. from the Museum.

The day-trip will include a visit to the Biodome, lunch, the Planetarium (Continuum, performed in English), a visit to the Mosaicultures at the Botanical Gardens, free time at in Vieux Montreal for supper and finally boarding the bus back to Stanstead – estimated time of arrival is 10 p.m.

The cost of the trip is $105 @ person, includes taxes, etc but not the price of lunch or supper. Reservation deadline was September 6 but there may still be room if you call asap : 819-876-7322 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Previous destinations have included Ottawa, New York, Boston and Quebec City, all of which received many positive comments and reviews.


Fundraising Auction

A special fundraising event took place earlier this summer at the Elephant Barn in Georgeville. Due to the success of its initial venture into this style of event, the Stanstead Historical Society once again held a silent auction and art auction on August 3. In addition to the food and beverages being offered, visitors also got to enjoy an echibition of photographs taken in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s by Helen L and Charles C. Colby.


The Apple Festival returns in October

As quickly as fall is upon us so is the Apple Festival at the Colby-Curtis Museum – Saturday, October 5 (1p.m. – 3 p.m.). Lots of homemade goodies, made by the Museum’s resident chef Natalie, will be for sale as well as apples and apple products from the region. Lots of fun activities for the kids like bobbing for apples and pumpkin decorating. Everyone is hoping for good weather this year.