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.

Upcoming Events


Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 2016

Both heritage homes are filled with crafts and Christmas gift ideas, and a generous selection of home-baked treats are for sale at the Farm bake table (with baked goods provided by Society members and the Farm kitchen). Hot spiced cider available and door prizes drawn!

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Beginners Blacksmithing Workshop (November)

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a full day introduction to Blacksmithing workshop. The workshop will begin at 9am, you’ll start with a coffee 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 an 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 tied Read More

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Farmer for a Day 2016

Another very successful Farmer for a Day program was held at the Farm Museum September 20 to 22 in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. This event gives 360 grade 3 students from area elementary schools an opportunity to learn about modern day farming directly from industry representatives. What a fun program!

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2016 Summer Employment Opportunities

All summer employment positions are dependent upon successful government funding and all applicants must have been a full time student in the term immediately preceding the summer and be returning to full time studies in the term immediately following. Current Openings: Museum Programming Assistant The Museum Programming Assistant provides a first point of contact for visitors, assisting them in getting the most from their time at the site and creating a welcoming and enjoyable visitor experience. Duties will include: greet visitors in the museum reception area or Historic Giles House. inform visitors of exhibits and programs and areas which may be of special interest to them assist with the coordination and guiding of tours and groups assist with event planning and preparation and interpretation activities record Read More

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WestJet gets on board with two round trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies!

We are delighted to announce the support of WestJet for our upcoming Dinner & Auction Fundraiser. WestJet will be donating two round trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies! Raffle tickets on this wonderful prize will soon be available at the Farm Museum and through members of our Auction Committee.

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Scotiabank steps up for the Farm Museum through their Team Scotia Community Program!

The generous employees of Scotiabank Westphal will be teaming up with us at our 11th Annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser on April 23rd. Their contribution, along with helping us to run the event, means potential matching funds of up to $5000 for the museum!

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Councillor Lorelei Nicoll to host Old Fashioned Christmas at the Farm

Join us on Sunday, December 6th from 5:30 to 8pm for an Old Fashioned Christmas at the Farm. The Giles House, Harris House and Blacksmith Shop will be festively decorated and ready to welcome the community for some traditional Christmas fun. Come and watch the blacksmith working at the forge, take part in the family activities including cookie decorating and ornament decorating or step back in time in the historic Giles House, with fire and oil lamps burning, and enjoy carols and stories of Christmas long ago. This event is hosted by District 4 Councillor Lorelei Nicoll and sure to be a great community gathering (and not quite as snowy as this photo!)

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