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During the month of December, the Community Archives will be open its regular hours until December 16th. It will then close for the holidays and reopen on Thursday, January 5th at noon. If you wish to visit the archives on January 5th or 6th, please Email the archives or leave a telephone message and you will be contacted by staff. We look forward to assisting you.

This coming week be sure to visit our Facebook for the first post in DECEMBER - the theme is Tis the Holiday Season We will be posting photos with stories about the Yuletide season in Mission both past and present. Also be sure to check out our other weekly features: Throwback Thursdays - focusing on the "Nifty Fifties" and our ever-popular Historical Trivialities on Fridays.

EXTRORDINARY WOMEN - "Grandi" Fletcher
This week read about "Grandi" Fletcher, a long-time resident of Hatzic, who left her indelible mark on all those who knew her. READ about the lives of exceptional women whose records have been acquired by the archives through its Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program.

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 welcome your support during this season of giving!

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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: 1984

Mission City Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

DOLLS: FROM ELVIS TO BOY GEORGE - Ranging in age from 1860 to 1970, Isabelle Wiley's collection of nearly 1000 dolls in 1984 was comprised of "an intriguing assortment of antique and collectibles dollies that she had accumulated over a 10 year period.

A certified "dollologist", Isabelle operated the "Labelle Doll Hospital at Belle's New , Used & Collectibles on First Avenue" in Mission. Among the unique items in her collection were: "Chrissy;" a "Chatty Cathy;" Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian Skating 1948 Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, and four-time Canadian National Champion (Ladies'Singles); and an original "Kewpie" doll made in 1913.

This WEEK visit our Facebook page for Throwback Thursdays, Historical Trivialities and our new weekly feature: Blast From the Past on Tuesdays. During the upcoming month of December, we will have posts highlighting stories of past holiday seasons in Mission. sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.
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