The Heritage of Carrollcroft
Carrollcroft , a large heritage house built by Moses French Colby and later completed by his son in 1859 by Charles Carroll Colby. This imposing cut granite and fieldstone house in the Italianate style has been home to the Colby-Curtis Museum since 1992. Together with its adjacent barn building, it contains the collections of the Stanstead Historical Society that continue to grow thanks to local donors.
A museum of history located in a magnificent, recently restored residence built of granite in 1859 for the Colby family.
Permanent exhibition (original furniture, costumes, paintings and decorative arts) on Victorian lifestyle. Victorian gardens open to visitors. Temporary exhibits present special themes of regional interest.
The Colby-Curtis Museum and Stanstead Historical Society Archives are housed in an imposing granite house built in 1859 by the Colbys, a prominent local family of American descent.
Permanent displays relate to the lifestyle of the house’s former occupants, while temporary exhibits pertain to regional history.
Guided tour of Carrollcroft, a heritage house (1859) with its original furnishings, archives and the rich collection from the Stanstead Historical Society. Temporary exhibitions, tea room and museum boutique.
Opening hours Colby-Curtis Museum
June 22nd to September 1st (Labour Day):
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 2nd to June 21st:
Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
January --Tuesday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February -- Tuesday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March -- Tuesday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.