Col­byCur­tis Ap­ple Fest draws good crowd

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

“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.

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