Cel­e­brate St. Pat’s at Colby-Cur­tis

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

There will be a cel­e­bra­tion of all things Ir­ish on St. Pa­trick’s Day, March 17th, in the so­lar­ium of the Colby Cur­tis Mu­seum. “The vol­un­teers have re­ally got­ten en­thu­si­as­tic about this new ac­tiv­ity, an Ir­ish Tea. They’ll be mak­ing desserts, putting up St. Pa­trick’s Day dec­o­ra­tions and help­ing dur­ing the event,” said Chloe Southam, the mu­seum’s Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor.

The fes­tiv­i­ties will in­clude an Ir­ish-themed feast of broc­coli soup, leek and potato soup, many va­ri­eties of fancy sand­wiches, scones and a va­ri­ety of home­made desserts. “What’s fun is that we were able to get the al­co­hol per­mit so we’ll be able to serve red and white wine and Ir­ish coffee,” said Ms. Southam.

St. Pa­trick’s Day wouldn’t be the same with­out Ir­ish mu­sic so the pop­u­lar band Maivish will be keep­ing things lively with their songs, in­spired by the mu­si­cal tra­di­tions of Ire­land and the Bri­tish Isles. The band is made up of Amer­i­can fid­dler Jaige Trudel and Bri­tish born gui­tarist Adam Broome.

Dur­ing the Ir­ish Tea, the mu­seum’s bou­tique will be open and vis­i­tors can visit the per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion. Any­one who would like to at­tend the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum’s first Ir­ish Tea must re­serve their places by March 16th by call­ing the mu­seum at 819 876-7322.

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