The Rotary Club of Cobourg Logo

Even as a global organization dedicated to “Service Above Self”, Rotary has always had, first and foremost, a local community-based focus. The Rotary Club of Cobourg, over its 99-year history, has provided service and support to innumerable organizations, groups, and individuals in our area, and has worked diligently and highly co-operatively with other Northumberland organizations to the benefit of the larger community as a whole. Cobourg Rotary provided funding of $10,000 to help Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame establish.


The CMF operates the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre, Cobourg’s History Museum.  Located in the Town’s oldest stone building, it is open to the public from May to October, and there is no charge for admission.  Each year since 2012 the Centre has been telling the stories of the people, places and events which have made Cobourg and vicinity the great place you see today.  There’s even an operating model railway! Be sure to check the website for hours of operation.


a collage of pictures used throughout this project with the title superimposed in white, COBOURG HARBOUR a story of small town Ontario

 Cobourg’s harbour today is an active port filled with pleasure yachts, a recreational and wildlife haven, and most recently, home to a growing condominium community.

It was not always like this….


The Northumberland County Archives and Museum collect, care for and provide access to archival materials and artefacts that represent the stories of the people, places and development of Northumberland County.


Cobourg Library Logo

The Cobourg Public Library mission: Committed to being an exceptional community resource for information, exploration, inspiration and enjoyment.


 Inspiring People and Communities in Lifelong Learning and Discovery since 1903

Explore Cramahe Township’s history through the Cramahe Digital Archives


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Cobourg Yesteryears on Facebook is for talking about memories growing up in the Cobourg, Ontario, Canada area, finding old friends and lost family, old family photos, school class photos, historic events in and around the Cobourg area, old news paper clippings and old photos of the area.


Marie Dressler Foundation brings “the love of film” to the community through its annual Vintage Film Festival, now in its 28th season, highlighting films from the earliest days of filmmaking through to the 1960s.

The Foundation operates Marie Dressler Museum celebrating the career and life of Cobourg-born, Academy Award winner, Marie Dressler, in her natal home built in 1842.  Plans are underway to expand the museum to celebrate the roles of Canadian women in the film industry, past and present.


If you have any items that you would like to Add or Share with the CDSHF, please use the WEBSITE FEEDBACK Form located HERE to share your stories and upload items of interest.