While we expect our season to look quite a bit different this year, we are continuing with plans to offer two Farm Camps this summer. The first will be held the week of July 20-24 and the second, August 17-21. Both will be limited to children ages 6-10. 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. … 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.
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:
- May 23, 2020
Tickets are $109 each, and are made available through Eventbrite a month prior to the individual workshop.
An extra special day on the Farm! Come and enjoy a celebration of all things wool and fibre. The day includes sheep shearing demonstrations, a colourful fibre marketplace, lots of hands-on demonstrations, a children’s discovery area and the Frolic Grill. We will also have the grand opening of the museum’s new wool and fibre exhibit! Admission by donation. 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). … Read More →