Welcome To The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past, and to developing understanding of plants, animals and farming today. It is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a registered charity which relies heavily on community support, volunteers and donations. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION so plan to come often and reconnect with your rural roots!

The Farm Museum is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Throughout the winter months we are open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.

Upcoming Events

May.13

Mothers’ Day Tea

An indulgent afternoon tea featuring a selection of dainty tea sandwiches, sweets and squares, and a bottomless pot of tea. You’ll be seated in our charming Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the Settle House, circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. There are two seatings of one and 1/2 hours, the first from 1pm until 2:30pm and the second from 2:30pm until 4pm. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10am. Purchase tickets here. FacebookTwitter

The Farm Museum partners with ECO Canada

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada. With ECO Canada’s support, we have created a unique opportunity for the Farm Museum, an internship in Environmental Programming. This position will help us to provide much of the programming and resources which the community wants from us (as shared at our 2016 community engagement gathering). We welcomed our new intern in March and look forward to sharing news of her work in the coming months. FacebookTwitter

Farmer for a Day 2017!

Farmer for a Day is a school program delivered by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for grade 3 students in the HRM. The Farm Museum will host this 3 day event for the 6th consecutive year this month, September 19 – 21, welcoming over 300 students for a very special agricultural experience. Farmer for a Day gives students from elementary schools in Halifax Regional Municipality a chance to explore traditional and modern-day farming through interactive activities and sessions with representatives from the agricultural sector. FacebookTwitter

ChickCam Project

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia, Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Webcams in a new program for elementary school students; the ChickCam project. Incubation of the eggs started on May 24th. There are two types of eggs in the hatch, the brown eggs are from commercial broiler hens and the white eggs are from egg layer hens. Both should hatch on June 14th as the incubation period for chickens is 21 days. The incubator maintains a steady temperature of 37.5 degrees C. The humidity inside the incubator is held at 60% relative humidity. The eggs sit on the turning grid, which rolls them over once Read More

“Young Canada Works in Heritage” Summer Student Opportunities

The Farm Museum is fortunate to once again partner with Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Program in providing valuable museum-related work experience to our future museum workers. See the full job descriptions: Digitization Technician Museum Exhibits Assistant       FacebookTwitter

CHRHS founding member to play a part in Canada’s 150th Birthday Commemorations

The work of the late Rosemary Eaton, lifelong photojournalist, champion of the Cole Harbour saltmarsh and founding member of the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, will be remembered through a new commemorative $10 bill to be released on June 1, 2017 in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. A photograph of Senator James Gladstone, Canada’s first senator from a treaty first nation, taken by Eaton in 1958, will be included on the bill. Eaton also photographed the original “Owls Bouquet” made by the late Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, a holographic rendering of which is also included on the bill.   FacebookTwitter