If you take a look around town you’ll notice a few things amidst the rich culture and trendy shops. You’ll be engrossed in the beauty that has been preserved through our architecture. We take pride in this fact!
Take Victoria Hall for instance — the centre of our downtown. This building is nearly 170 years old and is home to Town Hall, The James Cockburn Room, The Cobourg Concert Hall, The Old Bailey Court Room and the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN), to name a few. The goal of the AGN is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a community public gallery for the enjoyment and education of its visitors. The gallery meets their mandate by providing concurrent exhibitions, education programs, community events and gallery shops to the community and that’s all before lunch.
We’ve all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That statement couldn’t be more true In Cobourg.
Among the hundreds of art pieces that we have on display around town as well as the many historic buildings that the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) works to preserve and restore with each passing year, you will find a story that is worth retelling.
Take a walk through our history — learn about Marie Dressler: movie star, humanitarian and Hollywood starlet. Stand in the building in which James Cockburn shaped our country in. Gaze upon art pieces from artists like the Group of Seven, Alexander Calder, Jean-Paul Riopelle and so many more.
There is so much to see and explore here in Cobourg. Each street, building, and piece of history has a story to tell. Come and start yours.