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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

News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation

On August 30, Rick Miller, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation was interviewed on Northumberland FM 98.7, a local Radio station.  The show was called "In Your Own Backyard" and Rick talked for about 50 minutes on a range of subjects including the early life of Marie Dressler, the Museum being rebuilt in Marie Dressler House, the Vintage Film Festival, an upcoming (2017) documentary Film Festival, the Bursaries being provided for local students and more.  You can listen to the interview below.

The Board of Directors of Marie Dressler Foundation is excited to announce the opening of Canada's newest heritage museum.

The new Marie Dressler Museum highlights the achievements of the Cobourg-born star of stage and screen, winner of the 1931 Academy Award for Best Actress at age 63, top grossing actor in Hollywood in both 1932 and 1933 and the best loved comedienne of her time.

The Town of Cobourg has proclaimed September 24th to be "Marie Dressler Celebration Day". The official opening of the museum will be a public event held at 1:00 p.m. at Marie Dressler House, 212 King Street West, Cobourg.

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.

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.