‘Adopt an Artefact’ event a huge success for Colby Curtis Museum

By Steve Blake, Special to The Record

The “Adopt an Artefact” event at the Colby Curtis Museum Saturday, September 7 raised more than $20,000, museum Director Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande said Wednesday. He has been the director since January. “People were generous,” Matthew Farfan, the president of the museum’s board of directors, said. The second annual event was more successful that the first one last year, he said. Last year the museum offered 28 objects for adoption Gaudreau-Lalande said. This year there were 60, all of which were adopted. About 85 people attended the event. “We’re pleased with the commitment people have shown to the program,” he said. “It’s an interesting way to make a donation. By adopting it connects you with the history.” History museums in the United States often use adoption to raise money, he said. See full story in the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of The Record

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