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The Mission Community Archives is an innovative operation that is primarily responsible for managing and making accessible the documentary heritage of the City of Mission. The Archives serves as a primary information centre, providing leadership in the areas of historic preservation, cultural education, and community initiatives to foster an appreciation for local heritage.

Through the support of Services Canada Summer Jobs Program, the Community Archives is offering a job opportunity for a youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

Applications are currently being accepted until June 1st for an Archivist Assistant

The ten week position offers the opportunity for the development of transferable skills from a broad range of career related fields, including: archives, library, and information management; business administration, communications, education, and online programmer. If you have questions, please email Archivist Val Billesberger.

COVID-19 Project
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your life? The Mission Community Archives 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!
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 City of Mission
and the Province of British Columbia
Heritage Week 2022 Virtual Exhibit

February 21 to 27 marks Heritage Week in BC - an opportunity for communities to celebrate their diverse heritage. Marking its 5th decade of serving the community this year, the Mission District Historical Society will be showcasing our City's storied past through online exhibits.

Mission Community Archives is staging its first virtual exhibit! Titled MISSION from ABOVE, the exhibit features 24 incredible aerial view photographs spanning 9 decades presented under 6 categories: Buildings, Mission Bridge, Historic Neighbourhoods, Parks & Recreation, Viewscapes and the Waterfront. CLICK HERE to view the exhibit. ENJOY the view!

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