Our Heritage: An Evening of Music, Story & Art

Staged at Alderney Landing Theatre, Our Heritage will celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of our seaside province. Performers will include Nova Scotia’s renowned folklorist Clary Croft who will host the event. Joining Clary will be Mi’Kmaw singer & storyteller shalan joudry; British born folk singer Bill Plaskett; Dartmouth music legend Russ Brannon; Acadian songwriter and singer Ronald Bourgeois; African Nova Scotia traditional musician Art Bowen; and Gaelic singer and balladeer Margo Carruthers. Read More →

Join our Blacksmith Kevin Thomas for an Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop, here at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Learn about the history of Blacksmithing and try your hand at this heritage craft. This full-day workshop includes a morning presentation with fresh coffee, and a day at the forge working on your own take-home project. The workshop will take place on October 14th, 2023, from 9am to 4pm. This will be our only weekend date for Intro to Blacksmithing for the rest of 2023. Be sure to register for your space right away! We will require a minimum of 2 participants to run this workshop, and a maximum of 4. Learn more & register here: Read More →

Batten down the hatches! (Closed Sept. 16-17)

We’re battening down the hatches, We’re double checking latches, and the sheep got all their scratches. A storm is brewing, but the tearoom isn’t. The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum and the Rose and Kettle Tearoom will be closed Saturday and Sunday (16th & 17th of September) for the impending storm. Did you … Read More →

Spring Raffle

Spring has sprung! How would you like to win a one-of-a-kind garden sculpture with hanging flower baskets?! This piece is sure to add some heritage charm and a pop of colour to your yard! Hand-forged by our blacksmith Kevin Thomas, this unique piece was crafted from a repurposed wagon wheel, and repurposed whiffle tree, and adorned with 2 metal and organic coconut-husk flowering baskets! Read More →

We are Hiring!

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum has a small permanent staff and relies heavily on volunteers to support areas of the museum, year round.  During the operational season, from May through October, and occasionally off-season, we are joined by seasonal staff working in a variety of functions, from exhibits and archives to retail and marketing, to gardening and grounds keeping.  To learn more about the employment opportunities available, please visit here.  Read More →