Much planned for Colby-Cur­tis’ new sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

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.

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