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 Spring Dinner and Auction Fundraiser 2020 will take place on Saturday, April 4 at Brightwood Golf and Country Club.
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! Click the link below for full details and to register.
Upcoming dates for 2020 are:
Tickets are $109 each, and are made available through Eventbrite a month prior to the individual workshop.
Our first Robbie Burns supper – a long table banquet to brighten a dark January Night! Join us on Burns Day, Saturday, January 25th, 2020 for an evening of Scottish food, drink, music and poetry. Chef Heather Mae and our team of Robbie Burns enthusiasts has created a menu designed to highlight features of the traditional Burns Supper, adapted to today’s tastes. It is a nod to the classic flavours of Scotland, with our own gourmet touches. Tickets are $60 and are available to purchase at the Tearoom, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm or HERE on Eventbrite. Menu Balgam-càile Beetroot and blinis (small buckwheat pancakes with crème fraiche) Walnut oatcakes with a whiskey cheddar spread Cullen Skink A chowder-style soup based on smoked haddock, a staple … Read More →
A recent blog by Canadian-owned online travel agency FlightNetwork has included the Farm Museum in an eclectic list of cultural hotspots in the Halifax area. The list includes a variety of galleries, shops, events and museums. Take a look! As seen in Flightnetwork’s Article – 13 Cultural Hotspots You Must See In Halifax Read More →
Our seasonal fundraising campaign to care for our animals needs your help! The animal program costs approximately $5000 per season in direct costs for feed, bedding, supplies and transportation, and the Farm receives no direct support toward this. We must raise it in order to keep it going. Please visit our Fundrazr page to learn more about specific costs and to give. With the passing of four decades, the role of the Farm Museum has come into sharp focus. Many urban residents know little of farming today and popular food culture has little to do with the family farm. We believe in the importance of keeping farm animals in the public eye so that we may know and value them. We promote optimum quality of life, … Read More →
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 →
The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society is pleased to announce the launch of its third virtual exhibit for the Virtual Museum of Canada; Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail, a part of the Community Stories Program of the Canadian Museum of History. This is a massive effort for a small museum and we are very grateful to our collections volunteers for the many hours of work they contributed to help to make this happen. To see the full exhibit visit Crossing Cole Harbour Read More →
The Rose & Kettle Tearoom is hiring! We are looking for four new staff members for the upcoming season: a Kitchen Help/Server position, and three Server positions. The tearoom is an important part of our operation, with all proceeds going to help run the farm. We follow a farm to fork philosophy, with as many menu items as possible made from locally sourced means. The tearoom seats 32 people, contains a gift shop, and is open from May 15th to October 15th. If this sounds interesting to you, head over to our Job Opportunities page to apply! Read More →