Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. 
Full details here.

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Marie Dressler House

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The Marie Dressler House no longer operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office but still  houses the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


Hours (Subject to change).

Summer
Weekdays: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekends: 10:00 - 4:00

Winter
Weekdays: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekends: Closed

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News

News about the activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, five students were presented with certificates and cheques for $1500. As well as the four bursaries for Northumberland high school students who are planning tertiary studies in the performing arts, this year an additional award was made: the Canada 150 Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award. This is to honour the community service by Bill Patchett and was made to a student who showed exceptional community devotion.


Rick Miller, Chair of Marie Dressler Foundation, was interviewed on Cogeco's Community Station (Channel 10 or 700 HD) and talked about Marie Dressler, the new Marie Dressler Museum and the Vintage Film Festival.  The program was Know Northumberland and was hosted by Holly Nimens.   A good overview of what you would learn from this web site.

 

On April 29 and 30, 2017, the Marie Dressler Foundation will be joining in celebrating Canada's 150 celebrations with a Festival of Documentary Films called A Portrait in Documentary Film.  We will show Documentary Films from 15 minutes to 60 minutes from the National Film Board, CBC and National Archives of Canada and will feature a range of documentary films spanning Canada‚Äôs 150 years.

The venue is the LOFT on Division Street.  The full program is now available here.  Admission is Free.

On September 24, 2016, special guest Matthew Kennedy, author of "Marie Dressler: A Biography" (1999), gave a lively talk at the gala dinner celebrating the Dressler Museum's grand opening fundraiser event.  He spoke about some of the less known facts about Marie. Below is the video by Devon Stewart.

If you are familiar with the previous museum, you will see that the new one is totally different.  The room is larger, the walls have been repainted (a great colour), there are new displays and many of the displays are interactive.  The interface to control what you see on displays is via ipads and in some cases you can listen.  Although the appearance is open and uncluttered, there is plenty of information to be had.   Some artifacts are on display although the photos are not the originals - these are kept in the Northumberland County archives.