Search your attics for upcoming Colby-Curtis Exhibition
TheColby-Curtis Museum will be putting the spotlight on the history of local country fairs in an upcoming summer exhibition entitled The County Fair: Agricultural Improvement and Popular Culture in Stanstead County. The exhibit will focus on, among other aspects, the involvement of local community members in the continued popularity and success of the Stanstead County Fair, known today as the Ayer’s Cliff Fair. “Initially, they used to rotate the location of the Stanstead County Fair,” commented Chloe Southam, the museum’s Director and Curator.
For this summer exhibition, the Stanstead Historical Society is looking for photographs, documents or other artefacts such as fair ribbons, posters, prizes and objects that were entered in the fair, such as a prize quilt. The items would need to be received by the museum before the end of May and would be returned at the end of the three-month long exhibit. Anyone with photos or documents should contact Kathy Curtis, and people with artefacts or objects can ask to speak with Patrick Lebrun, both at the Museum at 819 876-7322.