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.
Both heritage homes are filled with crafts and Christmas gift ideas, and a generous selection of home-baked treats are for sale at the Farm bake table (with baked goods provided by Society members and the Farm kitchen). Hot spiced cider available and door prizes drawn!
The Storytellers Circle of Halifax once more presents the Ghostly Gala at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Prepare for a truly spooky experience as the professional storytellers recite ghostly tales from around the very city we live. By the end of the night you’ll be possessed by the spirit of Halloween. There will be 3 stations which you’ll move between, each with its own story to tell: The Ghostly Giles House The Eerie Upper Barn The Olde Forge Costumes encouraged! Tickets also include a hot drink and cookie during the event. Not recommended for anyone under the age of 8. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Student tickets are available to anyone under 18 Read More
Another very successful Farmer for a Day program was held at the Farm Museum September 20 to 22 in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. This event gives 360 grade 3 students from area elementary schools an opportunity to learn about modern day farming directly from industry representatives. What a fun program!
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
We are delighted to announce the support of WestJet for our upcoming Dinner & Auction Fundraiser. WestJet will be donating two round trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies! Raffle tickets on this wonderful prize will soon be available at the Farm Museum and through members of our Auction Committee.
The generous employees of Scotiabank Westphal will be teaming up with us at our 11th Annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser on April 23rd. Their contribution, along with helping us to run the event, means potential matching funds of up to $5000 for the museum!
Join us on Sunday, December 6th from 5:30 to 8pm for an Old Fashioned Christmas at the Farm. The Giles House, Harris House and Blacksmith Shop will be festively decorated and ready to welcome the community for some traditional Christmas fun. Come and watch the blacksmith working at the forge, take part in the family activities including cookie decorating and ornament decorating or step back in time in the historic Giles House, with fire and oil lamps burning, and enjoy carols and stories of Christmas long ago. This event is hosted by District 4 Councillor Lorelei Nicoll and sure to be a great community gathering (and not quite as snowy as this photo!)