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Vintage Film Festival

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


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.

 

This year, the Marie Dressler Foundation today handed out four bursaries at $1500 each to four students from Northumberland High Schools - this year three from Cobourg and a sturdent from Warkworth who attended Northumberland East High School in Brighton. Each winner is a student graduating from Grade 12 in 2016 and intends to pursue a further education in this field.

Here are brief resumes of the winners.

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. 

As previously announced, the Foundation is working to completely renovate the Marie Dressler Museum.  Actually, a better description would be that the museum is being completely rebuilt from scratch.  Unfortunately, this means that it will be closed from late May until it reopens.  There will be no access to any exhibits during that time.

But on September 24th, 2016, there will be a grand re-opening with celebrations to mark the event.  Stay tuned for more news on this.

CamecoMarie Dressler Foundation Board Members Terry Foord and Rick Miller presenting a Vintage Film Festival poster designed by renown artist Peter Doig, to Dale Clark, VP, Fuel Services Division, Cameco Corporation.

The poster was presented to Cameco Corp. as a token of appreciation for their ongoing generous support of the Vintage Film Festival and the upcoming Marie Dressler Exhibition project.

 

On February 16, 2016, Rick Miller, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation was interviewed on local Radio Station Northumberland 89.67 FM. He spoke about the work of the Foundation and in particular the work being done to create a new museum at Dressler House.  He also talked about this year's Vintage Film Festival.  You can listen below: