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.


Save the date!

Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming season of the Farm Museum; to grow our gardens, care for our farm animals, provide learning opportunities for children, and work experience for youth. Generally, to make the Farm come to life!

It’s a fun evening, including a silent auction, a three-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request), and a live auction of our biggest donation items!

Tickets are $50/person and are now available at the Farm Museum or online via Eventbrite. Purchase your ticket here.

If you would like to get involved in the Auction Committee, have an idea for corporate sponsorship, or have any questions about the event please send an email or call the Farm Museum at (902-434-0222).

A special thank you to the corporate sponsors of our event:

Gold Sponsors

  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Conrads Bros. Ltd.
  • Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
  • Mic Mac Mall
  • MNP LLP
  • Sobeys Cole Harbour

Silver Sponsors

  • Fred M Dunphy Excavating &Contracting Ltd.
  • MacPhee Ford
  • TD Bank Cole Harbour
  • Theriault Financial
  • Westphal Cole Harbour & Area Firefighters Association

 

Upcoming Events

Apr.06

14th Annual Charity Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

Save the date! Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming season of the Farm Museum, to: grow our gardens, care for our farm animals, provide learning opportunities for children, and work experience for youth. All in all, helping to make the Farm come to life! It’s a fun evening, including a silent auction, a three-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request), and a live auction of our biggest donation items! Tickets are $50/person and are available at the Farm Museum Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, or can be purchased through Eventbrite at this Read More →

Apr.18

April Blacksmithing Workshop (Sold Out)

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day “Introduction to Blacksmithing”. The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site’s original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You’ll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you’ve completed the presentation you will head to the forge where, under the instruction and guidance of the Blacksmith, you will create your own project to take home (project has been pre-selected to optimize learning outcomes). This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for lunch; please plan to brown bag it (there are also food services available in very close proximity to the … Read More →

Clean Foundation Partnership

This year, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Clean Foundation to host one of their Clean Leadership Summer Internship positions! The Environment Coordinator will be mainly responsible for the planning and care of the natural assets of the farm, such as overseeing the garden and its volunteers and staff, continued development of the farm’s interpretive trail, and leading monthly volunteer sessions for the garden, grounds, and trail. The Clean Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to working towards a clean climate and clean water, providing education and programs surrounding environmental sustainability. Through their Clean Leadership program, the Clean Foundation supports businesses, organizations, and government agencies in providing internships for youth in the green sector. The Farm is taking part in their summer internship … Read More →

Job Opportunities!

March has roared into town, and brought with it some fresh new job opportunities for this summer! Are you a student or young person who wants to spend the summer working at the farm? Do you happen to know someone who would fit in that category? Head on over to our Job Opportunities section on our website to see the various positions we are looking to fill. Read More →

Chocolate Workshop = a Delicious Success!

Some years ago, we hosted a Chocolate Making workshop at the Farm that some of you may remember. Long-time volunteer and honorary member, Marilyn VanEmber, learned to make chocolates many years ago while attending a workshop locally. Marilyn joined us again last weekend, along with her friend, Janet, and lead our Valentine’s Chocolate workshop. It was a tremendous success! Participants left with dozens of hand-made chocolates, from peppermint patties to turtles. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to our two volunteers, Marilyn and Janet, and all of the participants that joined us! Read More →

Heritage Day Community Drop-In

Join us on Heritage Day for an opportunity to meet the people behind the Farm Museum. Come with your questions, comments, and suggestions. We’ll be here for 2-4 pm, with light refreshments by the Rose and Kettle Tearoom. We look forward to seeing you! Read More →

Words from our Community

A couple weeks ago, we asked everyone to come up with a word to describe the farm. Did we ever love your responses! Now, we are pleased to present a word cloud made up of your wonderful words. Thanks to all of you for helping to make the farm the special place it is! Read More →