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The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre


MAY 16 - October 12, 2015

Annual Bake Sale

bake300You will want to be with us early on Saturday, August 29, so you won't miss that special treat!

This is a great little fundraiser, and we hope you will be a part of it.  1)  Bake up a storm of your own favourites (cookies, cakes, pies, etc.) – bring them on Friday or we'll pick them up.  2)  Come on Saturday and help yourself to some scrumptious treats.  All in support of a great cause!

Please spread the word, join the event on Facebook and invite your Facebook friends (See note from Andrea below.)  You can click here for a poster to share with them and post on your own fridge.


Dinner Details!

jeremiah250You won't want to miss this year's
4th Annual Fundraising Dinner!
Special guest and speaker will be Cobourg's own Olympian, Jeremiah Brown (ppicture right), winner of Silver in rowing at the 2012 London Olympics. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at Cobourg's Best Western. (Note the change in date.)

Jeremiah is an author and motivational speaker you won't want to miss!  Click on his picture to discover more.

Details of ticket sales will be out shortly, but in the meantime you can reserve your seat by phoning the Centre at 905-373-7222.  ($60 includes your $20 tax receipt)


Grant Will Help With Upgrades to Doors and Windows

The Museum Foundation is pleased to have been chosen to receive a small grant from the Federal Government's 150th Anniversary Infrastructure Program.  It is being given to enable us to upgrade all the doors and windows on both the Cottage and the Exhibition Hall.  As a matching grant, the $8,000 promised will require the CMF to provide a similar amount.  And since it is being given as an anniversary gift, the work will not be starting until next spring as we look forward to 2017.

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Meet Andrea

Andrea HoneThe Cobourg Museum Foundation has hired our new Summer Student as Administrative Assistant – she is Andrea Hone. Andrea has lived in Port Hope for her whole life and therefore has a special interest in the heritage of the Northumberland County area. She is going into her fourth year of the Business Administration Program at Wilfrid Laurier University, and brings a unique set of skills and new ideas to the position.

We are very pleased to have Andrea as a part of the team. She will be working at the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre all summer, so come out to see the “Industry and Commerce” exhibits and introduce yourself!

Most of the Exhibits from 2014 - "Our Military Story" - are now uploaded and can be viewed along with those of 2012 & 2013 by clicking here.

  (Click here to see our 2013 transportation video)

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Volunteer with CMF!

The Cobourg Museum Foundation is a registered charitable organization that operates for the benefit of the public. It is supported first of all by its faithful volunteers and membershipPrivate donations, and the support of the Town of Cobourg and other agencies including our Provincial and Federal Governments are vital to its continued development.

Watch video of the barracks restoration.

CMF Honoured by Ontario Heritage Trust

heritage canada supports cobourg museum foundation