Vintage Film Festival

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

Bursary Application

Bursary application Information can be found here.


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Marie Dressler House


The Marie Dressler House no longer operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office but still  houses the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

Hours (Subject to change).

Summer 2017 (to end of October)
Weekdays: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekends: 12:00 - 4:00

Winter 2017 (to end of December)
Weekdays: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekends: Closed

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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 Marie Dressler Foundation - the intent is to further the Mission of the Foundation which is to make sure that Marie Dressler is remembered.

Vintage Film Festival

A major activity of the Foundation and its primary fund-rasier is the Vintage Film Festival.  It was started in 1992 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. The Vintage Film Festival occurs the last week of October in Cobourg and Port Hope.


Dressler House is home to a small high technology museum where you can learn more about the life of Marie Dressler and view some artifacts from her life.  Go to the Museum's own web site here.

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.

A good deal of the material on this site was provided courtesy of Barbara Garrick, Founding Member of the Marie Dressler Foundation. Site design and operation is by John Draper who is also a member of the Foundation as well as the Vintage Film Festival committee. Note that the Foundation is not a department of the Town of Cobourg nor is this site operated by the Town. To contact the town, please refer to their website.

You can visit the museum at 212 King street West, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.  More information on the Museum here.

 Marie Dressler Foundation Board

President & Chair Rick Miller
Corporate Secretary Terry Foord
Treasurer Leslie Benson
Honourary Chair & Director Delphine Patchett
Foundation Historian & Director Barbara Garrick
Director William (Bill) Patchett
Director Marg Baily
Director Alma Draper
Ex-officio Director and Web Master John Draper
Ex-officio Director & Chair of
Vintage Film Festival Committee
Cathie Houston

Mailing Address

Marie Dressler Foundation
PO Box 673
Cobourg, ON, K9A 4R5

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