The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society is pleased to announce the launch of its third virtual exhibit for the Virtual Museum of Canada; Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail, a part of the Community Stories Program of the Canadian Museum of History. This is a massive effort for a small museum and we are very grateful to our collections volunteers for the many hours of work they contributed to help to make this happen. To see the full exhibit visit Crossing Cole Harbour Read More →
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.
Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser was a great success! This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming season of the Farm Museum; to grow our gardens, care for our farm animals, provide learning opportunities for children, and work experience for youth. Generally, to make the Farm come to life!
A big thank you to our auction corporate sponsors and all of the individuals and businesses who donated a wonderful array of over 150 items. Here is our beautiful 2019 program (design and production donated by Ideas Ink Design).
An especially big thank to our auction committee who made it all happen, and the many other volunteers who collected items, sold tickets or were on hand for the execution.
- BMO Bank of Montreal
- Conrads Bros. Ltd.
- Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
- Mic Mac Mall
- MNP LLP
- Sobeys Cole Harbour
- Vance and Michal Crowe
- Fred M Dunphy Excavating &Contracting Ltd.
- MacPhee Ford
- TD Bank Cole Harbour
- Theriault Financial
- Westphal Cole Harbour & Area Firefighters Association
Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop
One of our most popular offerings, the Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop will have you spending a day in the forge with our Blacksmith, Kevin Thomas. Learn about the history and art of blacksmithing, and go home with your very own completed project!
Upcoming dates for 2019 are:
- June 20, 2019
- July 20, 2019
- August 22, 2019
- September 21, 2019
- October 17, 2019
- November 14, 2019
- December 12, 2019
Tickets are $99 each, and are made available through Eventbrite a month prior to the individual workshop. See the individual event pages for more information.
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 →
We are elevating Mother’s Day Tea! As the launch of our tearoom season, Mother’s Day Tea is a beloved community tradition. We are building upon our classic menu with new savouries and treats plus gluten-free and/or vegan choices. Cupcakes, tarts, and shortbreads will join favourites such as classic buttercream brownies and lemon curd squares. Plus, our famous scones will be all dressed up and served in minis (why did we wait so long!) Make your selections at our new dessert table. The Rose and Kettle Tearoom is located in the beautiful Victorian veranda of the Harris House, circa 1850, a perfect setting for afternoon tea! Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite. Two seatings available; 1pm and 2:30 pm. Cost is $17.95 + HST. Bottomless tea and coffee or … Read More →