Marie Dressler is a well loved part of Cobourg's Heritage - she was born here and her original house has been restored and part of it is used as a museum. The rest is used as the town's tourist office.
This site was created and is maintained by a member of the Marie Dressler Foundation - the intent is to further the Mission of the Foundation which is to make sure that Marie Dressler is remembered.
Vintage Film Festival
A major activity of the Foundation and its primary fund-rasier is the Vintage Film Festival. It was started in 1992 as a way to help raise money to restore Dressler House but continues as a way of remembering Marie Dressler as well as the Movies of her time. The Vintage Film Festival occurs the last week of October in Cobourg and Port Hope.
Dressler House is home to a small museum where you can learn more about the life of Marie Dressler and view some artifacts from her life. The Foundation is currently working to re-invigorate and upgrade this museum. News on the progress of our efforts will be reported on our news and home pages. More details on the current status on this page.
History and Heritage are in the forefront of activities in Cobourg as evidenced by many related activities but only some of these are on the web.
- Cobourg History - web site devoted to the History of Cobourg
- Cobourg Museum - Sifton Cooke Musem
- Cobourg Library - Extensive material available
A good deal of the material on this site was provided courtesy of Barbara Garrick, Founding Member of the Marie Dressler Foundation. Site design and operation is by John Draper who is also a member of the Foundation as well as the Vintage Film Festival committee. Note that the Foundation is not a department of the Town of Cobourg nor is this site operated by the Town. To contact the town, please refer to their website.
You can visit the small museum at 212 King street West, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. More information on the Museum here.
Marie Dressler Foundation Board
|President & Chair||Rick Miller|
|Corporate Secretary||Terry Foord|
|Treasurer||William (Bill) Patchett|
|Honorary Chair & Director||Delphine Patchett|
|Foundation Historian & Director||Barbara Garrick|
|Financial Director||Sharron Wharram-Spry|
|Ex-officio Director and Web Master||John Draper|
|Ex-officio Director & Chair of
Vintage Film Festival Committee
Marie Dressler Foundation
PO Box 673
Cobourg, ON, K9A 4R5
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