Christmas is coming to the Colby-Curtis
TheColby- Curtis Museum will be first in getting people ready for another holiday season, this month, with several “Christmas Tea” services and the Museum’s annual Christmas Sale at their boutique. Besides the regular “Light Tea” which is served in the solarium at the Museum daily, there will be “Christmas Teas” served on November 21st, 22nd 23rd, 28th and the 29th, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, except on the 23rd when the Christmas Tea will be served from 10:00 to 3:30, to coincide with the Boutique Sale. “Besides the regular scones and jam, I’ll have cranberry conserves for the scones, mince tarts and other Christmas treats,” said Nathalie Duncan who cooks all the home-made desserts for the Museum and runs the tea room. Reservations for the Christmas Tea Service are appreciated and absolutely necessary for groups of ten or more.
The Colby-Curtis’s gift boutique will hold its annual Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00 to 3:30. “This year we have a good range of gifts for newborns right up to the teens,” said Irene Poulin who helps organize the sale and knows that a lot of grandparents like to shop for their grandchildren at the boutique. There are silver spoons and cups for baby’s first Christmas, small cars and trucks for toddlers, murals and posters for teenagers and more. “We went all out on educational toys for six to nine year-olds,” admitted Mrs. Poulin.
The boutique also has a lot to offer for the adult on your list, like original Christmas decorations and books by local authors Louise Abbott, Mathew Farfan and Ross Murray. “The main emphasis of our books is history. We have books about the printing press, the history of trains. Mathew Farfan told me that his books sell best right here!” said Mrs. Poulin.
will be holding its annual Christmas Exhibition again this year, running from November 16th to January 26th. The exhibit will feature a variety of mostly locally created works including paintings, furniture, stained glass, jewelry, handknit goods, hand-quilted bags, books, and more, all in time for the gift-giving season.
Several of Georgeville’s artist members, namely Louise Abbott, Mary Cartmel,
The boutique will also have Portmeirion tableware such as cake servers, salad servers and cheese knives. “They were good sellers last year so we went with it again this year.”
And for the environmentally-conscious shopper, there will also be an ‘Antique Corner’ at the sale featuring gently used items.
For more information or to reserve for the Christmas Tea, call the Colby-Curtis Museum at 819 876-7322.
The Mansur Schoolhouse on route 143, painted by Heather Sampson.