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ARCHIVES GOES ONLINE
In order to keep everyone safe, this year the Archives is going online to celebrate Culture Days - a national event now in its 11th year.

In keeping with this year's month long celebration, the Mission Community Archives is launching a series of weekly online video presentations starting on September 25th at 11AM on YouTube.

We invite you to explore and discover your community's heritage and how to preserve your own. Here are the dates and links to find out more about the Mission Community Archives Culture Days events.
  • Friday, September 25th at 11:00AM
    OUR SCHOOLS LEGACY
  • Friday, October 2nd at 11:00AM
    ARCHIVES ONLINE DIGITAL REPOSITORY LAUNCH
  • Friday, October 9rd at 11:00AM
    MEET ME ON MAIN STREET
  • Friday, October 16th at 11:00AM
    PASS IT ON: CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY RECORDS
  • Saturday,October 24th at 1:30PM
    HERSTORY:Extraordinary Women of Mission

  • For more information please email Archivist Val Billesberger

    COVID-19 Project
    How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your life? The Mission Community Archives in partnership with the Mission Museum wants to document and preserve your first-hand experiences during these unprecedented times through their Life at TWO Metres initiative. READ HERE how you can contribute your experiences and insights to Life at TWO Metres and be a part of history!

    Temporary Closure of Archives
    Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the need for social distancing to help minimize its transmission, the Mission District Historical Society is temporarily closing the Mission Community Archives to visitors and researchers until further notice. The health, safety, and well-being of our community, including our dedicated staff and volunteers, is a top priority.

    At present, the Archivist intends to provide services to the public remotely as best she can by telephone, email, and other digital platforms. Any change to these coronavirus-related measures will be posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented public health challenge.

    For up to date information, please email the archives or leave a telephone message and you will be contacted as soon as possible.
    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.

    The Community Archives also offers outreach programs designed to stimulate increased public awareness of the role and value of archives. At present, outreach activities include: guided tours of the archives to members of the public within and outside the community; exhibits to stimulate the knowledge, use and preservation of archival materials in the community; educational programs for primary, secondary and post-secondary students; information seminars and workshops on archives preservation and community history.

    We acknowledge the financial assistance of the District of Mission
    and the Province of British Columbia

    MISSION 2020 CULTURE DAYS EVENT
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    CULTURE DAYS 2020 - ARCHIVES ONLINE EVENT
    Located approximately 70 kilometres east of Vancouver on the north bank of the Fraser River, Mission was promoted in 1927 as a place where "Children receive a good education as public schools are provided in each of the settlements within its boundaries and higher education may be received at Mission City High School."

    Featuring records housed in the Mission Community Archives, Our Schools' Legacy provides a thematic glimpse into the storied past of Mission's Public Schools that lie within the traditional, ancestral, unceded and shared territories of the Leq'a:mel, Matheqwi, Qwo:ltl'el and Sq'ewlets peoples.

    FIND OUT how Mission evolved from one-roomed schoolhouses in the 19th century to the many elementary and secondary schools of today offering a more diversified and inclusive curriculum to enrich the learning experiences of students.

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