Colby-Curtis Museum

The Stanstead Historical Society was founded in 1929 in a century-old schoolhouse – the Mansur School – a historical landmark that remains under the Society’s care. Since then, its remarkable collection aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of this border region has found an ideal permanent home. Since 1992, under the aegis of the Colby-Curtis Museum, the Society’s collection have been installed in "Carrollcroft", a classical revival style villa built in 1859. The house as well as all of its contents were donated to the Society by the Colby family in 1992. Today, Carrollcroft houses the expanded Colby-Curtis Museum and Archives. Permanent displays give visitors a glimpse of the gracious lifestyle enjoyed by several generations of a prominent border family of American origin. Changing temporary exhibitions present other fascinating aspects of regional history. Visit our temporary exhibitions that highlight various aspects of the history of the Stanstead County.


  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Tourist signs

Access for people with restricted physical ability

  • Partially accessible
  • Tourist and leisure companion


  • Seasonal
  • Schedule  March 27 to December 15.
  • Detailed schedule  Museum : April and May, Monday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. June to August, daily, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. September to December, Monday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Archives: Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.


  • Entrance  with fee
  • Detailed rates  Adult: $6. Elder : $5. Student and Child: $2. Child: 6 yrs old and under: free. Group: $5/pers.
  • Group rates available