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HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS!
  • Looking Back at Mission
    A celebration of art & memory, this special exhibit will feature over 30 artworks created by grades 10, 11 and 12 students from École Mission Secondary School inspired by historic photographs of Mission dating from the early 1900s to the 1940s provided by the Community Archives. The exhibit opens in the Mission Community Archives on Thursday February 16th at noon and will be on display until the 24th during the following hours: February 17th (9am-5pm), 18th (1:30-4:00pm), 20th -22nd (2:00-4:30pm)and the 24th (noon until 8pm).

  • Mission's Community Builders
    A joint exhibit by Mission Community Archives and Mission Museum which showcases through a combination of archival photographs and museum artifacts some of the early visionary, progressive and enterprising men and women who made significant contributions to the development and enhancement of Mission over the past 125 years. The exhibit is on display until the middle of March in the front foyer area of the Mission Leisure Centre.


  • My Mission! Celebrating 125 Years
    If you're strolling downtown during Heritage Week, keep your eyes peeled for the display from the Mission District Historical Society's Heritage Places Branch. Posters detailing the history of four prominent historical buildings in Mission, including the old Municipal Hall, The Record newspaper office, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Hall, will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses. The posters will be on display until the end of February


  • A Slice of Small Town Life
    Official opening of an exhibit by Mission Museum on Saturday February 18th at 10am will examine our amazing community, highlighting several historic buildings and locales within 3-square blocks. Artifacts from the featured organizations, builders, and residents on the map will be on display. Plus - grab a postcard of the exhibit so you can go and see these places for yourself! Postcards will be distributed for free to visitors at the exhibit opening, and available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop thereafter.

    COUNTDOWN TO MISSION 125 Started!
    The Community Archives has commenced a countdown to the Mission's 125th official birthday - Friday, June 2, 2017. Be sure to visit our weekly Facebook feature Historical Trivialities on Sundays and discover the community's fascinating history over the past 125 years.

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  • Welcome
    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.
    We acknowledge the financial assistance of the District of Mission
    and the Province of British Columbia
    Glimpses of the Past: c.1912


    Jim & Vera Gourlay family fonds / Mission Community Archives

    CPR ROCK-CRUSHING PLANT , west of the Nicomen Station, was constructed and operational in 1911. The new plant was built following a decision by the CPR to double-track the railway line. The location was chosen because of the local availability of suitable aggregate resources. Situated on a steep face north of the Slough, the plant was constructed "approximately opposite the north end of Johnson Road." (SOURCE: Discovering Deroche by Daphne Sleigh)

    In addition to having a telegraph office, the plant generated its own electricity by damming the waterway which flowed into the Nicomen Slough. Following the removal of the crushing equipment in 1916, the quarry was closed.

    If you or someone you know have photographs and/or information about the quarry, please email the archivist, Val Billesberger.

    visit our Facebook page for Blast From the Past on Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Historical Trivialities on Sundays for photos and stories of Mission's storied past over the past 125 years! AND...be sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.

    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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    33215 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 3522, Mission, B.C. V2V 4L1  Ph. 604.820.2621
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