The summer of 2016 was an evaluation year for 67 community museums located across Nova Scotia. The evaluation is a requirement of the Community Museum Assistance Program, administered by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. It was conducted in partnership with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums using teams of industry professionals from a variety of museological backgrounds. The evaluation assesses all areas of operations including Governance, Management, Facility, Collections and Access to Information, Interpretation, Marketing and Revenue Generation and Community. The Farm Museum’s resulting score was the second highest in the program and saw the greatest increase of any institution.
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 an 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.
The Annual Dinner & Auction 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. It’s a fun evening which includes a silent auction at the beginning of the night while waiting for dinner to be served. A 3-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request), and a live auction of our biggest donation items! The ticket price (which pays for the room rental, meal, HST and gratuity at Brightwood) is $45/person. Tickets will be available at the Farm Museum and online in Read More