Last year, we held our first Farm Day Camp in August, and it was a huge success! So successful, that this year we have decided to hold not one, but TWO camps over the summer! The first will be held the week of July 15th to 19th, 2019, and will be limited to children ages 6 to 8. The second will be held the week of August 12th to 16th, 2019, and will be limited to children ages 9 to 12. Children will have the chance to participate in garden and farm-related activities, arts and crafts, heritage-related activities, games, and even help out with animal care! It’s a fun-filled week, and we are excited to be offering it again this year. The camps will cost $150 per child, and will run from 9am to 4pm each day during their respective weeks. Early drop-off and late pick-up will … 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 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.
Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser was a great success! 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!
A big thank you to our auction corporate sponsors and all of the individuals and businesses who donated a wonderful array of over 150 items. Here is our beautiful 2019 program (design and production donated by Ideas Ink Design).
An especially big thank to our auction committee who made it all happen, and the many other volunteers who collected items, sold tickets or were on hand for the execution.
- BMO Bank of Montreal
- Conrads Bros. Ltd.
- Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
- Mic Mac Mall
- MNP LLP
- Sobeys Cole Harbour
- Vance and Michal Crowe
- Fred M Dunphy Excavating &Contracting Ltd.
- MacPhee Ford
- TD Bank Cole Harbour
- Theriault Financial
- Westphal Cole Harbour & Area Firefighters Association
Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop
One of our most popular offerings, the Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop will have you spending a day in the forge with our Blacksmith, Kevin Thomas. Learn about the history and art of blacksmithing, and go home with your very own completed project!
Upcoming dates for 2019 are:
- June 20, 2019
- July 20, 2019
- August 22, 2019
- September 21, 2019
- October 17, 2019
- November 14, 2019
- December 12, 2019
Tickets are $99 each, and are made available through Eventbrite a month prior to the individual workshop. See the individual event pages for more information.
Our second annual Fibre Frolic is now combined with sheep shearing day! This is the time to try out a new craft, talk to fibre artisans, feel the fibre, meet the sheep and find just the right materials for your next creation. A fibre market will showcase local artisans and small farming fibre ventures. See and participate in hands-on demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felting and knitting. Indoor and outdoor concessions available. A fun, family-friendly event! Admission by donation to support the Farm. On Friday, June 7th, we are offering a series of fibre workshops for which paid advance registration is required. For full details of all the workshops see our Facebook events page. We are also developing a very special fibre-themed fund-raising event for Saturday evening. Please … Read More →
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 →