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Similar to last year, the Archives is launching a series of NEW online videos on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL as part of Culture Days - a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture now in its 12th year.

YOU are invited to explore and discover your community's unique heritage through the video presentations listed below Details about each one will be provided on their laumch date here and on our Facebook page.

  • Friday, September 24th at 11:00AM
    Life at TWO Metres Postcard collection Launch BROWSE IT HERE
  • Friday, October 8th at 11:00AM
    THEN & NOW: Mission, BC
  • Friday, October 22nd at 11:00AM
    Our Home Town Mural: Mission, BC

    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.
    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!
    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

    A lasting tribute that shows the humble beginnings of Mission and all the different aspects that make up the fibre of what Mission is- -

    So spoke Chief Alice Thompson of the Leq'a:mel First Nation, the first of the dignitaries, to a large crowd gathered on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 for the presentation of the Mission District 120th Commemorative mural, aptly named: OUR HOME TOWN: MISSION,BC

    Designed and painted by well-known Mission artists Christina and Dean Lauze of D'Arts, the 20 metre long mural illustrates a powerful historic narrative of the area's storied past incorporating images from the Community Archives.

    Explore the unique and diverse heritage of our hometown, Mission, BC through a collection of stories providing glimpses of the past related to the iconic images in the mural and discover how the artists created the mural WATCH VIDEO

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