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October 2017

Harvest Weekend

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

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.14st & Sunday Oct. 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m each day.

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Ghostly Gala

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rose & Kettle Tearoom, 471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
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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 Market Barn…

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November 2017

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

November 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Both heritage homes are filled with crafts and Holiday gift ideas and a scrumptious selection of home-baked treats are for sale at the Farm Museum's bake table (with baked goods provided by Society members and the Farm kitchen). All products is handmade locally, by the vendor. Free admission; hot spiced cider available.  

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Giving Tuesday Cream Tea

November 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Giving Tuesday Cream Tea!  In exchange for your donation of $10 or more, enjoy a serving of our scrumptious English Cream Tea (fresh baked scones with homemade strawberry jam, fresh cream and tea or coffee).  The first 10 donations of $100 or more will go home with a fresh baked Rose & Kettle fruit pie!  All proceeds support the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society and Farm Museum. No reservations required, drop in anytime between…

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Beginners’ Blacksmithing Workshop (November)

November 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rose & Kettle Tearoom, 471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
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Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a full day Introduction to Blacksmithing. The workshop begins at 9am.  Enjoy a morning coffee while our Blacksmith presents introductory information on blacksmithing and the process involved. Once you've completed the introduction you'll then move on to the forge where you'll begin working on your project with the guidance and help of the Blacksmith. This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for…

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February 2018

Beginners Blacksmithing Workshop (February)

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a full day Introduction to Blacksmithing. The workshop begins at 9am. Enjoy a morning coffee (provided) while our Blacksmith presents introductory information on blacksmithing and the process involved. Once you've completed the introduction you'll then move on to the forge where you'll begin working on your project with the guidance and help of the Blacksmith. This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break…

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March 2018

Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop (March)

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99

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…

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April 2018

13th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 2Y5 Canada
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$50.00

Our 13th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 7 at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. It's a fun evening which includes a silent auction (5pm to 6:30pm) to start things off, followed by a welcome and remarks by the CHRHS and special guests and a delicious 3-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request).  The evening wraps up with the live auctioning of our most unique items! The ticket price (which covers the cost…

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Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop (April)

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99

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…

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May 2018

Mothers’ Day Tea

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15

An indulgent afternoon tea featuring a selection of dainty tea sandwiches, sweets and squares, and a bottomless pot of tea. You'll be seated in our charming Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the Settle House, circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. There are two seatings of one and 1/2 hours, the first from 1pm until 2:30pm and the second from 2:30pm until 4pm. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale to the general public…

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Farmers’ Market Grand Opening

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are celebrating the beginning of our growing season with a community farmers' market, including vendors from Cole Harbour, the Eastern Shore, Dartmouth and Halifax. Goods will include free range meats and eggs, vegetables, herbs, preserves and baked goods, as well as the craft beers of Sober Island Brewing Company and a Jamaican Food Truck! Come join in on the fun; meet the new animals, plant some seeds, and support community.

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June 2018

Sheep Shearing Day!

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Farm Museum as our little flock of Miriam, Leila and Sooty lose 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 a visit on the Farm!  Shearing sessions will be happening at 11am and again at 1pm. This event takes place rain or shine inside our main barn. This event is by donation to support…

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