News & Events
Test your knowledge of Mission's Canada Day history through our NEW online trivia game!
On July 1st, the Archives is launching the game on its YOUTUBE CHANNEL as part of Mission Canada Day
celebrations. This year's festivities has been organized by the City of Mission in partnership with the Leq'á:mel, Mathexwi, and Semá:th First Nations.
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).
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the City of Mission
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.
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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