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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 9th at 11:00AM
    PASS IT ON: CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY RECORDS
  • Friday, October 16th at 11:00AM
    MEET ME ON MAIN STREET
  • 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 has temporarily closed 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.

    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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    ARCHIVES ONLINE EVENT - Saturday, October 24th at 1:30PM
    HERSTORY: Extraordinary Women of Mission

    Twenty-five years ago, Archivist Val Billesberger established the Paths and Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program to facilitate the preservation of local women's records and acknowledge their contributions to 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).

    While typically the Mission Community Archives holds an annual in-person celebration, this year's event has been adapted to the new challenges at hand with a 'virtual' look back at many of the 111 women recognized since 1996.

    A video production sponsored by Valley Tech of Mission BC HERSTORY: Extraordinary Women of Mission is a celebration of their diverse achievements, hopes and dreams ranging from entrepreneurs, educators and politicians to artists, athletes, caregivers and community activists.

    Hear their stories and be inspired by them.
    WATCH VIDEO


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