ColbyCurtis Apple Fest draws good crowd
“The Apple Fest went very well considering the weather; we had over one hundred visitors. We had to cancel the Jeunes Pousses workshop, because of the wind and rain predicted, but we will organize it again in June with the two elementary schools,” said Jeanne d’Arc Clowery of the Museum, talking about the annual Apple Fest that was held at the Colby-Curtis Museum on October 4th. There was a demonstration of fresh apple juice pressing in the Museum’s barn while other activities were moved into the solarium. “Larry Davis and Friends played in the sunroom and people loved that – people were dancing.”
“We’d like to thank all the staff and volunteers, our bakers and pie makers, and Tom Montgomery for the use of his apple press. The apples were provided by Heath Orchard and Stevens Orchard, and we’d also like to thank the Rotary Club, the Stanstead IGA, and the Laiterie de Coaticook,” added Jeanne d’Arc.
Ogden resident and eco-house owner Jeffrey Packard will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Lecture Luncheon, on Saturday, October 25th. His talk, entitled “Tempest in a Teapot: The CedarvilleGeorgeville rivalry and the establishment of Canadian Customs on Lake Memphremagog”, will revisit the history and colorful characters surrounding this event.
The Colby-Curtis’ new website is worth a look. Compared to the old site, the new one highlights the beauty of the Carrollcroft interior and the permanent exhibition, and provides photos of the temporary exhibits as well.
The Stanstead museum won’t be closing for the winter months this year, however, it will go from being open five days a week, until December 19th, to three days a week, beginning on January 6th.