Museum Director Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

Nominated by the Association of Nova Scotia Museum, CHRHS Executive Director Janice Kirkbright was one of 15 selected from the museum community who have made significant contributions to their communities and demonstrated exceptional qualities and outstanding service to the Province of Nova Scotia in the field of heritage. Congratulations Janice! Read More →

Farm Museum Achieves Accredited Museum Designation

Earlier this year, the Farm Museum was awarded accredited museum designation by the Association of Nova Scotia Museums. In ANSM’s words “Museums receive the Accredited Museum designation by participating in the Museum Evaluation Program and meeting eligibility requirements. In order to be considered for accreditation, museums submit a voluntary application for review. This designation demonstrates a museum’s commitment to public accountability and professional standards.” We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and so grateful to everyone who helped us to reach this goal. Read More →

3rd Annual 50/50 Online Raffle

Come one, come all! The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm’s Third Annual 50/50 Raffle has officially begun! We are once again using the RaffleBox online platform, so head on over and buy your tickets for a chance to win 50% of the money raised.  The more folks who buy tickets, the bigger the prize, so make sure you tell all of your friends Check it out here: Read More →

Re-Imagining the Rose and Kettle

The Rose and Kettle Tearoom will soon reopen its doors for indoor dining and big changes are coming! The past two years have brought with them many challenges but also many insights. During the 2020 and 2021 seasons, we pivoted to a farmyard takeout to manage public health restrictions and address the safety challenges presented by our small dining room. So many of you loved it, and let us know that. We felt a strong reconnection between the kitchen and the farm itself and we knew it was where we wanted to be. Going forward, our foodservice will continue in this model, using counter service and open seating. This will allow us to provide for all who love to dine in the great outdoors, as well as reopen indoor dining to once again enjoy the beautiful farmhouse verandah (and come inside on … Read More →

Summer 2022 Seasonal Positions!

Do you dream of spending your summer hanging out with sheep? Have you ever wished you could see old farming tools up close? Is the garden you’re favourite place to be? Well, have we got the opportunity for you! The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm is HIRING for our summer season! From collections work to gardening to farm camp to animal care, there is sure to be something that catches your interest. Check it out HERE! We would love to have you join us! All positions are subject to government funding, and candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the respective funding programs Read More →