June 1st & 2nd, 2013
What better way to celebrate the start of the summer than to join the annual pumpkin planting days at Ross Farm Museum? Bring the children and let them plant a pumpkin seed, then they can return in the fall and harvest their pumpkin!
June 16th, 2013
On Sunday join staff for tea & cake in Rose Bank Cottage. Free admission for Father’s.
July 10th, 2013
Barrels in Nova Scotia were very important in the shipping and storing of goods particularly for the apple industry for many years. Both mills and cooperages worked hand and hand to meet the large demand needed by apple producers. At Ross Farm today hear the roar of the saws and the smell of the freshly cut spruce and balsam fir as the mill produces barrel staves and heads for our cooperage shop. At the cooperage shop you will see our cooper building the various types of barrels that are made at Ross Farm every year from the same staves and heads that are produced in our mill.
Aug 10th & 11th, 2013
Members of the Gasoline engine club will be on hand with displays and demonstrations of older style farm equipment. There will be a grain threshing & hay press demonstrations. Over 10 working displays!
Aug 24th & 25th, 2013
On Saturday we will be holding a scything school for those interested in learning how to hand scythe, along with a haying demonstration. On Sunday the Hand Mowing Championship will be held, along with other competitions like the hay on the folk lift. Check our website for updates. For more information or to sign up please call 1-877-689-2210 or email email@example.com
August 31st - September 2nd, 2013
Have you ever wanted to milk a cow or help in blacksmithing? Today is your chance, bring the whole family down and try your hand at the skills that your fore fathers took for granted as just part of their everyday lives. It’s your chance to step back in time and do some everyday hands on work. Different activities will be scheduled each day such as wood punching, quill pen writing, taffy pulling, candle dipping , cow milking, and blacksmithing. Join in the fun and you will receive a Participant Certificate. Today is definitely a day not to be missed it’s your chance to experience the 1800's like never before.
Sept 21st & 22nd, 2013
Join us and the Atlantic Canadian World War 2 Living History Association this weekend as they put on a World War 2 re-enactment right here at the museum! Many of the members you'll remember from our past civil war encampments that have been taking place here over the years. It's sure to be an exciting weekend with them here, they love to have a yarn with visitors so be sure to drop by and have a chat.
Sept 21st & 22nd, 2013
It’s that time to come and harvest the pumpkin you planted in the spring. They are all ready to go so do not forget to come and pick up your pumpkin. This fall we are doing our pumpkin harvest on both Saturday and Sunday.
Oct 12th, 2013
Member of the NS Basketry Guild will be here demonstrating witherod basket making from 10:00 - 4:00 This marks the 25th anniversary of the guild.
Oct 14th, 2013
Can’t think of anything special to do on Thanksgiving day? Bring the family out for some good old fashioned fun. There will be so much to do and see. It is your chance to step back in time and experience Thanksgiving settler’s style. Enjoy demonstrations of open-hearth cooking, coopering and sauerkraut making. Take part in a fun auction for everyone in the afternoon at 2:00pm
Dec 7th & 8th, 2013
As part of the New Ross Christmas Festival staff at Ross Farm Museum has put together a great program for your enjoyment. Step back in time to experience Christmas in the Country. At Rose Bank Cottage sample traditional dishes from the period such as plum pudding, sugar cookies & warm spiced cider while you enjoy some of your favorite Christmas carols. There will be craft activities in the school house, visitor center and farm workshop. Weather permitting there will be horse drawn rides.
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