Marie Dressler is a well loved part of Cobourg's Heritage - she was born here and her original house has been restored and part of it is used as a museum. The rest is used as the town's tourist office.
This site was created and is maintained by a member of the Vintage Film Festival committee - this Festival was started as a way to help raise money to restore Dressler House but continues as a way of remembering Marie Dressler as well as the Movies of her time.
History and Heritage are in the forefront of activities in Cobourg as evidenced by many related activities but only some of these are on the web.
- Vintage Film Festival - founded to commemorate Marie Dressler and occurs the last week of October in Cobourg and Port Hope.
- Cobourg History - web site devoted to the History of Cobourg
- Cobourg Museum - Sifton Cooke Musem
- Cobourg Library - Extensive material available
Most of the material was provided courtesy of Barbara Garrick, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation. Site design and operation is by John Draper also of the VFF committee and operator of Cobourg History. Note that this site is not associated with the Town of Cobourg.
You can visit the small museum at 212 King street West, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.
Marie Dressler Foundation
PO Box 880
Cobourg, ON, K9A 3B2