Colby’s new web­site more use­ful

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

The Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum has a new, more user-friendly web­site. The new site fea­tures more in­for­ma­tion about the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion, past and present ex­hibits, mu­seum ser­vices, and its his­tory. Right on the site, peo­ple now have the op­tion of re­new­ing mem­ber­ship to or join­ing the Stanstead His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, mak­ing a dona­tion to the mu­seum, and buy­ing tick­ets to mu­seum events.

A new ex­hibit fea­tur­ing the work of Or­son Wheeler, of Way’s Mills, will be open­ing on June 18th and run­ning un­til the end of July. “The ex­hibit will have many of his sculp­tures of busts of fa­mil­iar peo­ple like Mr. Hackett and Jessie Colby; it’s in­cred­i­ble how faith­ful he was to the char­ac­ter of the peo­ple. Some of his ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els, part of the McGill Col­lec­tion, will be on dis­play. There will be a few nudes and some arte­facts as well,” said Chloe Southam, the mu­seum’s Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor. The “Wish you were here; Post­cards from towns and vil­lages of Stanstead County” ex­hibit has been ex­tended un­til the end of Au­gust.

The mu­seum will hold its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on June 18th, 10:00 am, fol­lowed by a lec­ture/lun­cheon with guest speaker Bar­bara Bar­clay, a friend of Or­son Wheeler. Com­ing up on July 9th will be the Colby-Cur­tis’ main fundrais­ing cock­tail-din­ner, this year be­ing held right at the mu­seum in its beau­ti­ful gar­den. The evening will fea­ture a live auc­tion, jazz music and tours of the ex­hibits. Tick­ets are al­ready on sale on the new web­site.

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