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.

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION.

Upcoming Events

Jan.17

January Blacksmithing Workshop (Sold Out)

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day “Introduction to Blacksmithing”. The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site’s original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You’ll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you’ve completed the presentation you will head to the forge where, under the instruction and guidance of the Blacksmith, you will create your own project to take home (project has been pre-selected to optimize learning outcomes). This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for lunch; please plan to brown bag it (there are also food services available in very close proximity to the … Read More →

Feb.21

February Blacksmithing Workshop (Sold Out)

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day “Introduction to Blacksmithing”. The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site’s original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You’ll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you’ve completed the presentation you will head to the forge where, under the instruction and guidance of the Blacksmith, you will create your own project to take home (project has been pre-selected to optimize learning outcomes). This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for lunch; please plan to brown bag it (there are also food services available in very close proximity to the … Read More →

Happy Holidays from the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm!

Please note that the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum office will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 1st, and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope you all enjoy the holidays with your family and friends! Read More →

Christmas Carol Service at the Meeting House

Thank you to all who joined us for our Christmas Carol Service at the Meeting House. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the chapel was beautifully decorated, thanks to our dedicated volunteers. We had Rev. Lester Settle join us, recounting Christmases past, and guest preacher, Rev. Peter Young. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this service possible. It was a wonderful service! Read More →

Pickling Party News…

We had a lovely group join us for our Pickling Party this past Saturday! Participants left with a jar of fermented carrots and dilly beans. We are planning to offer more workshops like this one in the future. If you or someone you know have a skill you’d like to share with the community, please contact Emma at hello@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca  Read More →

The Farm is now closed for the 2018 Season

Another season has come and gone, and we are ready to buckle down and begin planning for next season! Most of the animals have returned home, to their farms. The sheep, however, continue to roam the pastures (though not for much longer – the temperature is dropping quickly!), and the farm will remain home to our chickens and ducks. Although the museum is closed for the season, we do hold several events throughout the Winter. If you would like to stay in the loop of upcoming news and events, sign up for our newsletter. You will find a newsletter signup near the bottom of this page. Read More →

Invitation to speak at The Documentary Heritage Communities Program in Ottawa

We are excited to announce that the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society and Museum has been selected as one of four panelists to speak at The Documentary Heritage Communities Program in Ottawa. Collections Manager, Heather Adams, will represent the museum, presenting on the Rosemary Eaton digitization project. This seminar will also be webcast, and can be accessed here. Read More →