COUNTDOWN TO MISSION 125!
On Sunday, January 29th the Community Archives will commence a 125 day countdown to the Mission's 125th official birthday - Friday, June 2, 2017.
"January 29th marks day one of exactly 125 days to Mission's official Quasquicentennial
and so to help build the momentum and excitement in the community for Mission's Season of Celebration
stated Archivist Val Billesberger, "our weekly Facebook feature Historical Trivialities
will showcase community history that will cover the past 12½ decades."
"Operated by the Mission District Historical Society who is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, the Community Archives is very excited to be playing a key role in many of the celebrations planned."
Established in 1989 by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives houses a vivid, first-hand account of the Mission area's storied past. It is a treasure trove of information documenting over 125 years of the community's history, including its social, economic, and political development. Many of its resources have already been tapped by the District of Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Mission City Record - just to name a few - for their planned activities.
Be sure to VISIT
our Facebook posts every SUNDAY starting January 29th to find out more about your community's incredible heritage.
Have you ever wondered where your street got its name? Mission is one of the few B.C. communities that continue to name streets after its citizens. As such, our street names are rich with local history.
Read the interesting story behind the Mission street that was named after pioneers who homesteaded in Hatzic and constructed their house from logs felled on their property here
. You can also discover the fascinating stories behind the names of many other streets
THANK YOU for your Support!
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.