Our archives stitch together a vibrant visual of Cumberland’s past, currently housing a vast collection of photographs that bring the story of Cumberland to life.
These photographs include glimpses into Chinatown, Japanese Town, heritage homes, family photos, historical sites, mining and logging industries and much more. Our photo collection has been digitized and is available for viewing on our website.
We also have a significant collection of records and newspapers specific to mining, local schools, families, businesses, and the historic Cumberland Hospital. The Archives as well as our Community Research area provide a wonderful resource for those interested in tracking family genealogy and significant Cumberland landmarks or events. We offer personalized research services for those who are interested in an in depth look at their topic of interest.
Do you have an interesting item to donate to the museum that relates to the history of Cumberland? See our artifact donation page for all the details.