Fun for young and old at Colby-Curtis
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.