Colby Cur­tis Thanks Sup­port­ers Over Cock­tails

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 10th, the Colby Cur­tis Mu­seum held its’ an­nual Christ­mas cock­tail party, which is hosted each year as a means for the mu­seum to thank its’ sup­port­ers, staff and vol­un­teers. This year’s event at­tracted a large turnout with ap­prox­i­mately 75 to 80 guests in at­ten­dance.

Thurs­day’s party co­in­cided with the of­fi­cial open­ing of the mu­seum’s Christ­mas bou­tique, which had a prof­itable night, with sales reach­ing ap­prox­i­mately $900 for the evening. Mu­seum staff and vol­un­teers wisely pre­pared beau­ti­ful Christ­mas gift bas­kets and home­made pies for sale to party guests, re­sult­ing in ap­prox­i­mately $500 in funds raised for the ben­e­fit of the mu­seum. Many of the items in the bas­kets were do­nated by lo­cal ven­dors, and the home­made pies were do­nated by lo­cal sup­port­ers of the mu­seum.

Stanstead His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent, Ann Mont­gomery, gave a speech thank­ing all of the mu­seum’s sup­port--

ers for their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work. Also an­nounced was the four month clos­ing of the mu­seum this win­ter, ef­fec­tive De­cem­ber 1st, with a sched­uled re­open date of April 1st, 2012. One of the rea­sons cited was the re­cent ill health of Mu­seum Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor, Pierre Ras­toul, which will re­quire a three­month con­va­les­cence pe­riod. The Mu­seum will still have staff work­ing one day a week and are ac­ces­si­ble through their voice mail for par­ties wish­ing to ac­cess Mu­seum ser­vices and in­for­ma­tion.

Pa­trons of the Colby-cur­tis Mu­seum were treated to wine and hors d-oeu­vres at the Mu­seum’s early Christ­mas party last Thurs­day.

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