Vintage Film Festival

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

Bursary Application

In 2016, the Marie Dressler Foundation will award four Bursary/Scholarships to students at Northumberland High Schools. The scholarships in 2016 are worth $1500 and applications are submitted via the schools in the area.  Applications are accepted from grade 12 students.  The application form can be downloaded here.  Please consult your school's guidance counsellor for further information or go to this page.

Contact Us

emailTo contact the Marie Dressler Foundation by mail, see our About Us page.  By email, click here.

Marie Dressler Needs You

Marie DresslerLearn about the new
"Marie Dressler Exhibition" and Donate to help reach our goal. 

Go here.

Dressler House


Dressler House currently operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office as well as housing the small Marie Dressler Museum.  It is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


Weekdays: 8:30 - 5:00
Weekends: 10:00 - 5:00

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

Last 7 Scholarships

Tell Us More

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The Marie Dressler Story

Born in Cobourg, Canada - one of Hollywood's greatest stars

The Dressler Story: to Dream, to Dare, to Persist, to Win

Cobourg is the birthplace of Marie Dressler - one of the greatest comediennes of her generation and one of Hollywood's best loved stars.

This is the official site of the Marie Dressler Foundation whose mission is to make sure that Marie Dressler is remembered.

The Foundation, a registered charity, was created to raise money to restore her house when it was burnt down in 1989 (More here). The largest current activity is the Vintage Film Festival which is held on the last weekend in October every year.


Another major activity of the Foundation is to award scholarships to students planning to pursue an education in the arts field - preferably film arts. There is a list of previous scholarship winners here. The 2015 winners were presented with their awards at Dressler House on June 27 - see the story with photos hereFor more information on how to apply, go here.

Also available on this site