Our seasonal fundraising campaign to care for our animals needs your help! The animal program costs approximately $5000 per season in direct costs for feed, bedding, supplies and transportation, and the Farm receives no direct support toward this. We must raise it in order to keep it going. Please visit our Fundrazr page to learn more about specific costs and to give. With the passing of four decades, the role of the Farm Museum has come into sharp focus. Many urban residents know little of farming today and popular food culture has little to do with the family farm. We believe in the importance of keeping farm animals in the public eye so that we may know and value them. We promote optimum quality of life, … 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.
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:
- 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.
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. This 4-course feast is sourced directly from the farm gardens and our farming partners. Included in the price of your meal is a drink ticket for a glass of local craft beer or cider (additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased). Non-alcoholic beverages plus tea and coffee included. Menu and ticket details will be available soon. Read More →
Come out to the Farm for a special celebration of harvest traditions and activities; food preparation and preservation, textile and handcraft demonstrations, woodworking and blacksmithing along with some seasonal fun. The Rose and Kettle Tearoom will be serving traditional harvest fare and home-baked goodies. Read More →