Contact Us

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

Search this Site

Support Us

Go to this page to support Marie Dressler Foundation online.

Vintage Film Festival

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


Marie Dressler House

MDH with new sign

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".


Opening hours for Summer 2022
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times


Latest Bursaries

  • slide1

    Ava Bogyay 2019

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

  • slide13

    Mackenzie Earle 2017

  • slide11

    Stephanie Kooman 2017

  • slide7

    Ben Hughes 2018

  • slide5

    Graham Beer 2018

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

  • slide2

    Juliette Sinnott 2019

  • slide4

    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

  • slide10

    Morgan Murray 2017

  • slide8

    Sydney Stewart 2018

  • slide9

    Carter Holmes 2017

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

  • slide6

    Kieva Earle 2018

  • slide12

    Kyler Tonkin 2017

  • slide3

    Olivia Rapsos 2019

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 2nd floor, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

The Board of Directors of Marie Dressler Foundation are pleased to announce a thought-provoking evening entitled “Women and Hollywood” on September 14th at the Concert Hall, Victoria Hall, Cobourg.

“Cobourg-born Academy Award winner Marie Dressler was an early celebrity champion of opportunities for women”, said Rick Miller, President & Chair, Marie Dressler Foundation. “Some ninety years later, opportunities for women is still an important issue. With this in mind, to celebrate Marie Dressler’s 150th birthday, we have arranged an interesting pair of talks”, added Miller.  

Women and HollywoodMatthew KennedyMatthew Kennedy, is a writer, film historian, anthropologist and author of Marie Dressler: A Biography and two other biographies of classic Hollywood.

He will focus on the lesser-known work of Marie Dressler as a social activist to a number of vital causes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The generosity and commitment of her humanitarian efforts translates into the warm and unforgettable screen performances that have delighted audiences for over a century.

Cari BeauchampCari Beauchamp is the award winning author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of early Hollywood and five other books of film history. A Vanity Fair contributor, Ms. Beauchamp has written, produced and appeared in over a dozen documentaries, serves as the Resident Scholar of the Mary Pickford Foundation and is the only person to twice be named an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Scholar.

Ms. Beauchamp will explore what has really changed since the movie days of Marie Dressler, some 90 years ago – _from the powerful roles of women in front of, and behind the cameras in early Hollywood, to the importance of communities of women, then and now.

Tickets are now on sale at The Concert Hall Box Office, Victoria Hall or at this page here. (No longer avaialable)

$27.50 per ticket    Capacity: 240


Donors and Sponsors Marketing Partners
Lynn Hardy (Lead Sponsor);
Kim Rudd, M.P.;
Rotary Club of Cobourg;
New Amherst Homes;
Karen Chalovich, BMO Nesbitt Burns;
Lorenz Conveyancing;
Woodlawn Inn;
Staples Canada Inc.;
John Lillico.
Northumberland Learning Connection;
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre;
Canadian Federation of University Women Northumberland;
Northumberland Film Sundays;
Toronto Silent Film Festival;
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre.