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Holiday Season Hours
During the month of December, the Community Archives will be open its regular hours until December 23rd. It will then be closed for the holidays through to January 12th, 2022 and reopen on Thursday, January 13th at 9AM.

If you wish to schedule a visit to the archives on January 13th or 14th, please CLICK HERE to find out how to book your visit. We look forward to assisting you.

Caring After offering remote services for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mission Community Archives is now OPEN by appointment in accordance with latest COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safest conditions for visitors, staff and volunteers.

Please CLICK HERE to find out how to book your visit.
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 City 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 City of Mission
and the Province of British Columbia

NEW VIDEO - Paths & Pathfinders Program: 2021 Honourees
The Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program was established by Archivist Val Billesberger in 1996 to facilitate the preservation of local women's records and acknowledge their diverse achievements and contributions.

This video features the life stories of the program's 2021 honourees: Ann Mohs and Barbara Strachan based upon their personnal recollections and insights along with archival imagery. Each of their life's journey is unique. In their spheres of influence, both have and continue to make an indelible mark in our community serving as role models to inspire present and future generations.

Each honouree's narrative is uplifting, serving as a reminder of how both the routine and extraordinary moments in our lives are equally worth celebrating and acknowledging. WATCH VIDEO

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