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.
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.
Planning for our 13th Annual Dinner & Auction is underway! This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming operating season of the Farm Museum; to grow our gardens, to care for our farm animals, to provide learning opportunities for children, work experience for youth – generally to make the Farm come to life.
The auction is run entirely by community volunteers. These volunteers plan the event, collect auction items, sell tickets, seek out corporate sponsorships, and raise approximately $25,000 for the Farm Museum! Would you like to join our auction committee? Do you have an item you wish to contribute? Are you interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Please send us a message or call the Farm Museum at 902-434-0222.
2018 Sponsorships confirmed thus far; thank you!
Gold Sponsorship: BMO Bank of Montreal, Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management, Kent, Micmac Mall, MNP LLP
Silver Sponsorship: Fred M Dunphy Excavating & Contracting Ltd., Halifax Stanfield, MacPhee Ford
Our 13th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 7 at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. It’s a fun evening which includes a silent auction (5pm to 6:30pm) to start things off, followed by a welcome and remarks by the CHRHS and special guests and a delicious 3-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request). The evening wraps up with the live auctioning of our most unique items! The ticket price (which covers the cost of room rental, meal, HST and gratuity at Brightwood, plus a small contribution to the CHRHS) is $50/person. Tickets are available through the Farm Museum. If you would like to get involved in the Auction Committee, have an idea for Read More
Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a full day Introduction to Blacksmithing. The workshop begins at 9am. Enjoy a morning coffee (provided) while our Blacksmith presents introductory information on blacksmithing and the process involved. Once you’ve completed the introduction you’ll then move on to the forge where you’ll begin working on your project with the guidance and help of the Blacksmith. This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for lunch; please bring yourself something to eat. Please ensure you’re dressed appropriately – steel-toed boots, and for clothing you must wear non-flammable long sleeves and long pants (ie. jeans and a long sleeve cotton shirt). Long hair should be Read More