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!)
Farmer for a Day is a school program delivered by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for grade 3 students in the HRM. The Farm Museum will host this 3 day event for the 4th consecutive year in September 2015 , welcoming over 300 students for a very special agricultural experience. Farmer for a Day gives students from elementary schools in Halifax Regional Municipality a chance to explore traditional and modern-day farming through interactive activities and sessions with representatives from the agricultural sector.
The Farm Museum is seeking a Groundskeeper for a 10 week position. This postion is created through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such is open only to full time and returning students. For full details visit Groundskeeper in a Farm Museum
Our ewes, Layla and Miriam, will be shorn on May 23rd, 2015 at 2pm.
During the 2015 season, every Wednesday our blacksmith shop will be up and running. Our fantastic volunteer Kevin Thomas will be working in the blacksmith shop and visitors are invited to join us at The Farm to watch.