A ‘Night at the Mu­seum’

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

De­spite what looked like mis­er­able weather, the tent set up in the beau­ti­ful gar­den of the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum was full for its an­nual sum­mer fundraiser. Around one hun­dred and ten guests at­tended the Soiree which in­cluded a ‘di­na­toire’ of fancy hors d-oeu­vres, bev­er­ages and a live Jazz trio. “We were very pleased with the re­sults. Even though it was pour­ing while we were set­ting things up and at the be­gin­ning of the din­ner, around 5:40 the rain stopped sud­denly. The guests were good sports with their um­brel­las, but they were happy when the rain stopped,” said the mu­seum’s Di­rec­tor and Cu­ra­tor, Chloe

Southam. At least $15,000 was raised with the event.

The evening also in­cluded a live auc­tion, car­ried out by lo­cal artist Charles Peacock, and a silent auc­tion, both of which raised a con­sid­er­able amount of money for the mu­seum. One of the top prizes that was bid on live, a gourmet din­ner for eight in a home at the side of Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog, went for a whop­ping $1000!

With the fundraiser at the mu­seum and tour guides on hand, din­ner guests also had the chance to tour Car­roll­croft and its sev­eral ex­hi­bi­tions dur­ing the evening. “We had some good com­ments that it was nice to hold the event at the mu­seum for a change,” added Ms. Southam.

“I’d like to thank the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, the Board mem­bers, staff and vol­un­teers who helped pre­pare the event. It’s a lot of work and we couldn’t hold events like this with­out them,” she con­cluded.

photo courtesy

The tent was full dur­ing last Satur­day’s Soiree at the Col­byCur­tis Mu­seum.

Auc­tion­eer Charles Peacock at the mi­cro­phone while young vol­un­teers watch the bid­ding.

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