June 6, 2024 - Jan 10, 2026

Wish You Were Here


Preserving Cultural Memory: the power & place of communication through Cumberland’s archives.

Wish You Were Here is a nod to the historical forms of communication we can find in archives, such as letters, invitations, and postcards. Wish You Were Here is also a call to visitors to participate in the care and preservation of their own forms of communication across mediums like social media, digital writing platforms, and voice memos. 

Archival care of all these forms of personal correspondence is essential to preserve Cumberland’s cultural memory. They reveal to us the richness of our community’s stories, our daily preoccupations, our views, and our place in history. 


June 6,  2024 –  January 10, 2026


Main Floor Features Gallery