Vintage Film Festival

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

Contact Us

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

Dressler House


Dressler House currently operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office as well as housing the small Marie Dressler Museum.  Note that the Museum is closed for renovations until Sept. 24, 2016.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


Weekdays: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekends: 10:00 - 4:00

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

Last 11 Scholarships

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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