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

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Marie Dressler House

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The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


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Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols and capacity limits, the museum will be open by appointment only.

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit.

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News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation


Opening on Saturday September 8, 2018 - Closes on November 10, 2018

Held at Art Gallery of Northumberland, West Wing, 3rd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The exhibition will actively demonstrate the connection, in both past and present, to Marie Dressler and the Town of Cobourg. Visitors will leave with an understanding of who Marie Dressler was, what she meant to Cobourg, and what she means today.

The exhibition will also highlight the importance of preserving heritage by addressing topics of oral histories, commemorative plaques, and ways in which the community shares in the development of storytelling and heritage preservation.


August 4, 2018 Town of Cobourg’s Movies In The Park

Movie Title:  Sherlock Gnomes

Bags of Popcorn for a Loonie, courtesy of Marie Dressler Foundation

For movie information, visit Town of Cobourg Tourism site at www.cobourgtourism.ca

 

Isabelle GobeilIsabelle Gobeil, Animatrice / Reporter, Radio-Canada, Toronto visited Marie Dressler Museum a couple of weeks ago and reported on Radio as well as on the Radio-Canada.ca web site. Click here to go to the web page which includes photos, text and the audio. Il est entièrement en français.

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The Hon. Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport came to Cobourg on February 5th and visited the Marie Dressler Museum.  The occasion was the announcement of a program of events in 2018 celebrating Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday. Daiene was suitably impressed with the Museum and with the efforts made by Cobourg to preserve our Heritage and provide things for tourists and residents to do.  Also at the event were MPP Lou Rinaldi, Town of Cobourg Director Dean Hustwick and the County’s Tourism manager Eileen Lum. Marie Dressler Foundation Chair, Rick Miller, showed the Minister the features of the Museum and finished with a video about how it came to be plus an announcement of upcoming events. Daiene remarked that we need to make our treasures work and Lou commented that it’s good to preserve our history.

November 9th is Marie Dressler's 149th birthday so the Dressler Foundation put on a big celebration for her.  The celebration featured a professionally made documentary of how the community came together to build the museum, free Marie Dressler Butter Tarts (and coffee) and then followed this with a screening of one of Marie Dressler's earliest movies, Tillie Wakes Up, made in 1917.  (The Butter tarts were designed by Stephanie Harrington at the Dutch Oven).

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.