Archives Holiday Hours
The Community Archives hours of operation during the month of December will remain the same until the 20th. It will then be closed for the holiday season and reopen in the new year on January 9th at noon. Until then you still have time to order a "unique" Christmas gift - the archives has thousands of historic photographs of Mission for you to choose from!
If you wish to visit the archives in 2014 on January 9th or 10th, please Email
the archives or leave a telephone message and you will be contacted by staff. Seasons greetings from the staff and volunteers!
Street Names Tell History
"If the streets of Mission could talk, the tales they might tell of their namesakes"
In 1998 Laura Barth, a third year history student at what was then called the University College of the Fraser Valley did a practicum at the Mission Community Archives. Her project was to establish a column that would run weekly for a year in The Times
which would reveal the stories behind the names of streets in Mission.
In an interview by Mia Thomas, a reporter for The Times
, Laura explained the purposes behind the column:We want to get people in Mission interested in their own history so they have a better sense of community....And we want them to realize the archives is here and we have information they can use.
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THIS WEEK....you can find out the story behind the street named: Smith Avenue - READ Street Stories
Support the Archives!
Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, a non-profit organization, the Mission Community Archives welcomes your financial support to advance our programs and services. Your donation will help us to preserve and provide better access to the community's documentary heritage.
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