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Special Event - Archives EXPOSED
Visit the Mission Community Archives on Saturday, October 1st between noon and 3pm to take part in this year's Culture Days celebrations in Mission. Come and discover the community's heritage and the role of the archives to preserve it. Find out "What's inside the vault?" Children can participate in the "A-Team Treasure Hunt".... READ MORE....

At the Mission Community Archives volunteers of all ages play a significant role working with a trained professional to preserve and make accessible Mission's documentary heritage.

The archivist welcomes individuals with an interest in graphic arts, social media, research etc. to help with the archives programs and services. Visit the archives this upcoming week or please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger, to find out about the broad range of volunteer opportunities.

READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through its Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program. This week find out about Evelyn Neid - a gifted teacher who was a member of a pioneer family in Silverdale.

Support the Archives!
Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, a non-profit organization, the Mission Community Archives welcomes your financial support to advance our programs and services. Your donation will help us to preserve and provide better access to the community's documentary heritage. We need your support!

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Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives serves as a central repository for all community records that document the social, economic, and political development of the District of Mission and the Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Areas: I (Dewdney-Hatzic Island), J (Nicomen Island Deroche), K (Lake Errock) and L (McConnell Creek-Hatzic Prairie).

The holdings include the records of individuals and families, arts and community organizations, clubs and local businesses and some local government. The archives also maintain a small reference collection pertaining to the history of the municipality, genealogical research, and the administration of archives.

Glimpses of the Past: September 29th, 1958

Fraser Valley Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

FALL CHEESE FESTIVAL - In 1958, cheese manufacturers, the BC Department of Agriculture, and the dairy industry held their annual "kick-off" for their festival in Mission on September 29th. Kraft foods provided a truckload of five mammoth cheeses which totalled over 4,300 pounds of cheddar cheese! The event corresponded with a meeting of the BC Cabinet in the Mission Municipal Hall (site of Martin's Downtown restaurant today). Prior to the opening of the cabinet meeting, Newton P. Steacy, Minister of Agriculture from 1956-1960 (on left) and Premier W.A.C. Bennett (the longest serving premier in BC to date) posed for a photograph sampling the cheese.

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