The work of the late Rosemary Eaton, lifelong photojournalist, champion of the Cole Harbour saltmarsh and founding member of the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, will be remembered through a new commemorative $10 bill to be released on June 1, 2017 in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. A photograph of Senator James Gladstone, Canada’s first senator from a treaty first nation, taken by Eaton in 1958, will be included on the bill. Eaton also photographed the original “Owls Bouquet” made by the late Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, a holographic rendering of which is also included on the bill.
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.
FEED THE ANIMALS
We’re currently running our annual Feed the Animals Campaign. This campaign allows our visitors to donate directly to our animals program to ensure it continues for years to come. Last year we surpassed our goal by $1500 and were able to put the extra towards vet bills for our pig Lucky who fell very ill after giving birth to her piglets. Thanks to the donations and our ability to provide her with top notch health-care Lucky pulled through and was able to spend the rest of the summer with her babies.
To learn more about our campaign or to donate please follow this link:
Feed the Animals
Join us at the Farm Museum as our two ewes, Layla and Miriam, loose their thick wooly winter coats. Shearer Peter Kozier will be demonstrating both traditional and modern shearing methods. You can watch the process as it happens, ask questions and afterwards enjoy the afternoon at the Farm! In the case of rain the event will still go on but will be moved inside one of our barns. This event is by donation.
Come enjoy a meal with us, to celebrate the end of spring and arrival of summer! You’ll be seated in our quaint Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the old Settle House built circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. A choice of soup or stew followed by a scrumptious selection of all-you-can-eat rhubarb desserts made from our own local and in-season rhubarb. There will be two sittings to this events and tickets MUST be purchased in advance. The first sitting will run from 4:30pm-5:30pm and the second sitting will run from 6pm-7pm. Click here to purchase tickets.