All summer employment positions are dependent upon successful government funding and all applicants must have been a full time student in the term immediately preceding the summer and be returning to full time studies in the term immediately following. Current Openings: Museum Programming Assistant The Museum Programming Assistant provides a first point of contact for visitors, assisting them in getting the most from their time at the site and creating a welcoming and enjoyable visitor experience. Duties will include: greet visitors in the museum reception area or Historic Giles House. inform visitors of exhibits and programs and areas which may be of special interest to them assist with the coordination and guiding of tours and groups assist with event planning and preparation and interpretation activities record 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 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 reopens on Sunday, May 15 for the 2016 season! Throughout the winter months we are open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.
Our 11th Annual Dinner & Auction at Brightwood Golf and Country Club was a huge success!
Thank you so much to all of the donors and businesses who stepped up to support the 2016 season at the Farm Museum. Special thanks to the team at Scotiabank Westphal for their substantial contribution of time and matching funds and to WestJet for their fabulous flight package. To all of our volunteers who make the event possible – these individuals give up much of their spring for this event – your dedication is remarkable. And thank you also to the attendees who bid generously on the night. All of you made the event our most profitable ever!
Our 2016 Corporate Sponsors:
BMO Bank of Montreal
Clayton Developments Ltd.
DirectCash Payments Inc.
Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
Hot Country 1035
Kent Building Supplies
Mic Mac Mall
WBLI Chartered Accountants
Clearwater Seafoods Ltd.
Fred M Dunphy Excavating and Construction Ltd.
Halifax International Airport Authority
Westphal Cole Harbour Firefighters Association
Corn on the cob aplenty and a selection of seasonal homemade salads from the Farm’s own garden, homemade gingerbread cookies and beverages (served in the farmyard). Everything fresh, local and delicious! Live musical entertainment. Advance and Walk-In Tickets. Saturday, September 10th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $12.95/adult & $6.50/child under 12 Advance tickets will be available closer to the date of the event.
Come out to the Farm for a special two-day 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 will be serving traditional harvest fare and home baked goodies. Admission by donation to support the Farm. Saturday, Oct.1st & Sunday Oct. 2nd, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m each day.