Connecting Past, Present & Future Dunham Dollars
Galerie-Studio Sorge (1626 Chemin Hudon), is located on Dunham’s infamous ‘Cogniac Street’. This notorious quiet country road was the epicentre of North America’s biggest counterfeit operation in the 1800s. Her studio, a church built in 1894 by Loyalists, became part of the local myths surrounding this mystery.
Inspired by the village’s 150th birthday, Bernice created a special counterfeit-inspired money project to celebrate. Visit Studio Sorge where Lynwood Farnam (world-famous organist) made his debut, to see prints from original copper plates used by the counterfeiters and purchase a limited-edition print of the Dunham Dollars, or hand-printed botanicals, paintings and cards. At the same time explore the graveyards on Chemin Hudon where some of the ‘Cogniac Street’ counterfeiters and Loyalists are buried.
The copper etchings were created and printed by Bernice Sorge acknowledging some of the historical figures of the town of Dunham, Qc. Also available are some prints from the original plates of the counterfeiters of the 1850’s in Dunham.