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Come back for our 5th Season

May 21 - October 10, 2016

Ore Car

ORE CAR UNVEOre car lifted from riverILING ON OPENING DAY  

Saturday, May 21, 2016 will be doubly special.  That's the first day of our 2016 season and its Sports theme and also the day our very special Crossen ore car will be unveiled on location beside the Marina.

The car is a replica of one of those made near the Cobourg waterfront by James Crossen over 130 years ago and then lost in the Trent River for 99 years. 

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From The AGM


We are very pleased to announce that at the Museum Foundation's recent Annual General Meeting a  new member was elected to the Board.  Mary Dunphy moved to Cobourg  from Toronto and has been increasingly involved with the CMF as a guide, a researcher and most recently taking on responsibility for memberships. 

In her earlier life Mary worked for MDS Health Group for almost 30 years, most recently as Project Manager for Information Technology.  Mary's knowledge and enthusiasm will be a great asset as we move forward.

From The AGM

STRStrategic-Planning-1024x866ATEGIC PLAN

It is 10 years since the Cobourg Museum Foundation undertook its first strategic plan under the guidance of Joan Tooke.  The 2016 AGM unanimously passed a motion that the CMF undertake a process of consultation this year leading to the creation of a second such plan.  In the words of the motion, the plan is to "clarify the priorities for 2017 to 2022 and include a financial plan for the short and long term".    It should also "build on our history and reassess the mission and vision statements, suggesting changes where deemed necessary."

That seems like a tall order but we are very pleased that the exercise will be led by someone extremely experienced in the area of strategic planning.  Suzanne Lawson, a resident of Cobourg,

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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