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!

Upcoming Events

Aug.09

Garden Party – 2015

$15./person A delightful one hour open air classical concert (under the marquee if weather dictates) followed by an elegant afternoon tea in the garden; dainty sandwiches, sweets, tea and lemonade.

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Sep.12

Corn Boil & Ceilidh – 2015

$14./adult and $7./child under 12 Corn on the cob aplenty and a selection of seasonal home-made salads from the Farm’s own garden, homemade gingerbread cookies and beverages (served in the farmyard/shelter provided). Everything fresh, local and delicious!  Live musical entertainment.

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“Farmer for a Day” 2015

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 4th consecutive year in September 2015 , 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.  

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Seeking Groundskeeper for 10 weeks – Fulltime Student Only

The Farm Museum is seeking a Groundskeeper for a 10 week position. This postion is created through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such is open only to full time and returning students. For full details visit Groundskeeper in a Farm Museum      

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Sheep Shearing 2015

Our ewes, Layla and Miriam, will be shorn on May 23rd, 2015 at 2pm.

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NEW: Blacksmith Demonstration

During the 2015 season, every Wednesday our blacksmith shop will be up and running. Our fantastic volunteer Kevin Thomas will be working in the blacksmith shop and visitors are invited to join us at The Farm to watch.

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Feed the Animals Campaign Results

An update on the Help Feed the Animals fundraising campaign: While we unfortunately didn’t reach our goal on our fundraising campaign we did raise nearly $900! This money will go directly to helping feed the animals kept here at The Farm over the summer months. We’d like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed to this campaign. The next time you come to visit us at The Farm take a look around and remember that all of this is possible because of the support of people like you. We’d also like to thank all those people who shared the campaign with their family and friends. Without your help our campaign would not have reached as far as Read More

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