Fun for young and old at Colby-Cur­tis

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Stu­dents­from Jardin- des-Fron­tieres school will be head­ing over to the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum to­day to get it ready for tomorrow evening’s haunt­ing, help­ing the staff dec­o­rate the first floor of Caroll­croft. “Chil­dren from both the schools are in­vited to come to the mu­seum on Hal­loween, be­tween 5:00 and 8:00 pm, to look at the dec­o­ra­tions and get some candy,” said Chloe Southam, the Mu­seum’s cu­ra­tor and di­rec­tor.

En­ter­tain­ment for adults will take the form of a lec­ture, this Satur­day at 11:00 am, about the Abe­nakis en­ti­tled: “Trav­els in their ter­ri­to­ries and their strug­gle for sur­vival”. The lec­ture will be pre­sented by guest speak­ers Ni­cole O’Bom­sawin and Pa­trick Côté in the Mu­seum’s beau­ti­ful so­lar­ium, fol­lowed by a lun­cheon.

Mrs. O’Bom­sawin, orig­i­nally from Odanak, is a pro­fes­sor of An­thro­pol­ogy at Ki­una Col­lege. She is a founder of the dance troupe Mik­wobait and for some time was Di­rec­tor of the at Odanak. Mr. Côté, his­to­rian and sto­ry­teller, was cu­ra­tor of the

The pro­mo­tion of Abe­nakis cul­ture oc­cu­pies an im­por­tant place in their lives.

The lec­ture will be given partly in French and partly in English and will touch upon the tra­di­tional way of life of the Abe­nakis and their bat­tle for sur­vival from the Nou­velle-France era un­til the present day. It will fo­cus on the bond ex­ist­ing be­tween the Abe­nakis and the ter­ri­to­ries of the East­ern Town­ships and the Beauce.

Visi­tors have only un­til this Fri­day to see Or­ford MNA Pierre Reid’s An­tique Coin Ex­hi­bi­tion. This ex­hi­bi­tion com­bines coin col­lect­ing with the art of photography as it fea­tures en­larged photographs of the coins, along with the coins them­selves, that help view­ers ap­pre­ci­ate the coins even fur­ther.

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