What is in the Mission Community Archives
The archives houses vivid, first-hand accounts of the Mission area’s storied past. It is a treasure trove of information documenting over 125 years of the community’s history.
What can I find at the Archives
You will find a variety of documents, photographs, maps, newspapers, audio recordings etc. that document Mission’s history from the early 189-s to present day.
Who can visit the Archives
Everyone is welcome to use the Archives! Whether you live in Mission, or are just visiting, all are welcome to learn and research at the archives.
When can I visit the Archives?
Visit us anytime during our public hours, which are: Thursday 12pm – 8pm and Friday 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm. We are walking distance from Mission’s downtown core and easy to get to by transit.
When can I access the Archives?
Come in and browse our reference library, view our historic photographs and maps of the area, read newspapers of bygone days, listen to the recorded stories of local pioneers and prominent citizens or research your own specific interest.
Where can visitors to the Archives park?
There is 2 hour free parking permitted in a small public lot adjacent to the Community Archives building at 33215 Second Avenue and free unlimited parking at the back of the public lot next to the Mission Library – a short walk from the Archives – at 33247 Second Avenue.
SPECIAL NOTE: There is limited 2 hour free parking for people with disabilities on Second Avenue and the public lot at the library for vehicles with a valid handicap parking permit.
Can I use my electronic device to copy Archival material?
Electronic devices (i.e., digital camera, tablets and camera phones) can be used to make copies of Archives material providing copyright regulations are observed and the images are strictly for private research or study and will not be distributed, placed online or used within publications. Images for any of the latter purposes must be ordered from the Archives.