Wish You Were Here

Curated by Roedde House Museum & Harper Wellman

June 24 – September 30, 2021



This exhibition celebrates print culture and the postcard as a visual and textual mode of communications in the previous centuries, and also connects to current conditions of distancing, restricted wanderlust, and correspondence. It is a medium of many intrigues: a window to a foreign world, a message laid bare for both the recipient and the mail carrier, a souvenir to be collected.

The Roedde House Exhibitions Committee invites submissions of postcards to be displayed in the exhibit that dated from 1880-1930. The image does not need to be of a Canadian theme, only that it was collected, acquired, or circulated within Canada. As these postcards may be family heirlooms or collectors items, the Museum offers the choice for mailing in the postcard to the Museum for the physical exhibition within display cases or scanning the postcard to be exhibited in our digital supplement. We are interested not only in the form and style of the postcard, but also the stories they tell of the people who sent, received, and preserved them. All selected postcards will be on loan for the duration of the exhibit and returned to the owner at the end. The exhibit will run from June to September 2021.


Submissions for postcards are due by June 14 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via the Google form (https://forms.gle/YqfRRosW3nMWG3U1A). In your submission please note:

  • Name
  • Organization (if applicable)
  • Email Address
  • Location
  • Description of postcard
  • Picture or scan of the front and back of the postcard
  • Any stories connect to the postcard that you would like to share
  • How you acquired the postcard
  • Your preference for physical or digital display

Roedde House Museum will finalize selections by mid-June. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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