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.
Join us for our 2nd annual event: FEAST! A Cole Harbour Long Table Dinner. Held in the central farmyard under our marquee tent, you will enjoy the delicious flavours of a Nova Scotia August against the backdrop of 200 years of farming heritage. Between courses, guests will enjoy special performances by musician, David Bradshaw, and storyteller, Cindy Campbell-Stone. Meander River Farm will be joining us with a selection of their craft beers and cider (One serving is included with the price of your meal; additional may be purchased! Your four-course, long table dinner includes: ¤ Garden Preserves Board with fresh dips and relishes; rustic breads from Birdies Bread Co. ¤ A Scotch egg on bed of Garden Greens with Honey Vinaigrette ¤ Beef Wellington with an Assortment of Farm Museum Garden Vegetables ¤ Treacle Tart with August Berries Non-alcoholic beverages plus tea and coffee also … Read More →
Come and explore the marsh with Ducks Unlimited at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum! Critter Dipping Workshop: explore the depths of the Cole Harbour Farm marsh. Birding Tour: learn about the many birds that populate wetlands and marshes in Cole Harbour. Read More →
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is pleased to partner with Sisterhood Fibres to deliver the first annual Cole Harbour Fibre Frolic. Admission is free to this family-friendly event. Demonstrations and vendors will be on-site from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, felting and knitting! Vendors will showcase fibre arts, fibre animals and other small farming ventures with a focus on fibre products. If you are interested in participating, please contact the farm. Admission is as always, by donation. Read more about this event here. Read More →
“Feed the Farm” is back; our annual crowdsourcing campaign to help us to maintain our farm animal program. Now in its 4th year, this campaign goes a long way toward covering our animal program costs; feed, transport, bedding, housing and other essential care. The Farm believes in the value of keeping farm animals in the public eye; for education, interpretation and enjoyment. We also believe in the importance of spreading awareness of these animals’ natural behaviours and personalities. This is made possible be ensuring access to adequate space and fresh air, play and stimulation, comfortable quarters, optimum nutrition and the company of their own kind. Funds raised through this program enable us to continue to build this awareness. All proceeds directly support our animal program and invest in its betterment. Click here to visit our Read More →
Our pop-up farmers market returns for the 2018 season, beginning Wednesday, May 30. Market hours are 3 to 6pm each Wednesday. Market vendors will include Shani’s Farm of Windsor, Skeldale Farm of West Lawrenctown, and Snails Pace Gardens of Musquodoboit, plus the Farm Museum’s own table with seasonal produce and tearoom baking. The Farm Museum will also be open late and the Rose and Kettle Tearoom will be offering a Wednesday evening dinner special. Read More →
We’re Hiring! The Farm Museum is fortunate to once again offer a variety of exciting summer work placement opportunities for full time students. In partnership with Canadian Heritage (through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Program), Employment and Social Development Canada (through the Canada Summer Jobs Program) and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, our work experiences support the fields of museum studies, horticulture and environment, education and programing, tourism, and recreation. For a full list of opportunities: Summer Employment Opportunities Read More →
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada. With ECO Canada’s support, we have created a unique opportunity for the Farm Museum, an internship in Environmental Programming. This position will help us to provide much of the programming and resources which the community wants from us (as shared at our 2016 community engagement gathering). We welcomed our new intern in March and look forward to sharing news of her work in the coming months. Read More →