The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre
Come back for our 5th Season
May 21 - October 10, 2016
Jeremiah Brown's imposing presence was enough to impress, but he also enthralled his audience at our Annual Dinner with his story of the road to silver at the 2015 Olympics in England. And he shared how the journey continues as he seeks to help other Olympians adjust to life after.
Many thanks to him, to all who planned the event and to everyone who came. Attendance was up significantly, including a table of eight from Cobourg Legion Minor Softball Association.
Altogether it was a great success.
(Pictures below show Nancy Dalgarno with Jeremiah Brown, and Ken Willcocks who was MC)
One of the more popular exhibits of our Industry theme was of the Cooey Rifle Company. It was a familiar name to many, not just locals, and during the summer plans were underway to name a new park after H.W. Cooey, founder of the company. Having a Cooey rifle on display didn't hurt!
On the last day of the season we were very happy to welcome as a visitor H.W.'s granddaughter, Doreen Ruth (Cooey) Gillespie. The display brought back fond memories of her years growing up in Cobourg. It's special when our exhibits have that personal touch.
See larger photo of Doreen below
Plans have been released to raise a set of flags, which would hang like banners above the Heritage Centre fence which runs along Orr Street. Keith Oliver's plan shows how the flags would hang at a height dictated by the nearby power lines. It is suggested that the earliest flag would be what became known as the King's Colours, flown here until 1802. It is similar to the Union Jack but without the red diagonal Cross of St. Patrick.
A few days before the Fundraising Dinner, Stanley Isherwood, a member of the CMF Board, was interviewed on Northumberland Radio 89.7 by Erin Walsh of the Port Hope Archives. You can hear the interview by clicking here.
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.
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 membership. Private donations, and the support of the Town of Cobourg and other agencies including our Provincial and Federal Governments are vital to its continued development.