Much planned for Colby-Curtis’ new season
The Colby-Curtis Museum, which re-opened on March 3rd, has a lot scheduled for its new season. art of Georgeville/Montreal artist Catherine Young Bates will be on display from April 5th to May 18th, with the vernissage on opening day, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Entitled At a Crossroads, the theme of the exhibit revolves around how land use has evolved over the last century. “It is not a nostalgic look of how the land has he
Colby-Curtis Museum, which re-opened on March 3rd, has a lot scheduled for its new season. art of Georgeville/Montreal artist Catherine Young Bates will be on display from April 5th to May 18th, with the vernissage on opening day, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Entitled At a Crossroads, the theme of the exhibit revolves around how land use has evolved over the last century. “It is not a nostalgic look of how the land has
changed, but a reflection of how it has evolved over time. We’ll add some artefacts from the Stanstead Historical Society’s collection which represent life around the region,” said Chloe Southam, the museum’s director and curator.
Filmmaker and author, Louise Abbott, will present her latest film, Nunaluuk: A Forgotten
Story, at the first Lectureluncheon of the year, to be held on April 12th in the museum’s solarium. The film, which generated very positive audience response after being shown in Fairlee, Vermont and at the Wakefield International Film Festival earlier in the month, is about a group of Inuit who were relocated from their home by the government. It is 29 minutes long, in English and Inuktitut, with English and French subtitles.
Anne Leydet will be the speaker for the second Lecture-luncheon, on May 24th, and will talk about the “Notorious Stephen Burroughs” and his money counterfeiting days.
An egg-inspired event is being planned for children over the Easter holidays. Children will be invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt at the museum on April 19th. More details to follow. Two special events have been planned, so far, for the sun-filled tea room located in the solarium. A Mother’s Day Tea will be held on May 11th while a Grandmothers and Granddaughters Tea will be held sometime in the summer. The Tea Room will be open regularly for museum visitors in the summer.
Two temporary exhibits will take place this summer. The history of rural medicine in the region will be the topic of the first exhibit. “We’ll talk about the two members of the Colby family who were doctors, and about the present situation in the area, including mentioning Dr. Bouchard,” said Ms. Southam.
The second exhibit will take on a military theme as the museum presents a kind of memorial of veterans of the area who took part in the First World War. “This exhibit will be a bit of a teaser for next year’s exhibit for the 100th anniversary of the start of that war.”
Unfortunately, the twoday trip to Ottawa has been cancelled because of a shortage of about ten reservations. It has been replaced by a one day ‘Leisure trip’ to Quebec City.
The Colby- Curtis Museum is now open from Monday to Friday. It will be open seven days a week throughout the summer. For more information or to register for the Quebec City trip, call Jeanne D’Arc Clowery at 819 876-7322.
One of thirty recent works by Catherine Young Bates, this one entitled “Afternoon”, that will be on exhibit at the Colby-Curtis Museum, beginning in April.