News & Events
September 20, 2014.....

BC Culture Days Events
The Mission Community Archives will stage the following events as part of local BC Culture Days celebrations in Mission. Please join us!
  • agriCULTURE: Our Heritage exhibit by the archives at the Mission City Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm
  • Tours of Our Home TownMural by local artists Dean & Christina Lauze of D'Arts at: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 3pm
  • Dear Mission will feature 20 contemporary images by photographer Noel Hall in the Mission Community Archives from 11am to 3pm.
  • Stave Falls Scottish Dancers will perform at the Mission Community Archives 2pm
  • Tours of the Archives will be given at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Learn how your home town's heritage is being preserved!
    Watch for more information about events on our Facebook page this upcoming week.

    1920s Night: Fun, Fashion & Flappers!
    Get your tickets for a HISTORICAL 1920s Fashion Show by the Mission Museum on Sept 25, 2014. Archivist Val Billesberger and Volunteer Coordinator, Betty Robertson will be models. Don't miss this FUN, ENGAGING event that will be a memorable experience. All proceeds will benefit the Mission Museum.

    19th Annual Celebration of Women
    The Mission Community Archives is opening their 19th annual Paths and Pathfinders: Women of Mission exhibit on October 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church Auditorium. Tickets for the event may be purchased ONLINE. or at English Tarts on First Avenue and the Mission Community Archives.

    MISSION STREETS.... You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories

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    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.

    Glimpses of the Past: 1926

    GRAND VUE FRUIT FARM was located on Hatzic Island and operated by William and Mary Noble. Similar to other fruit growers in the area, pickers were hired to harvest the acres of berries. The year this photograph was taken, the local newspaper reported that due to that: "Some juvenile berry pickers were reported to have collapsed with the heat…..and on investigation proved to be where these pickers had been out to dances the night before and stayed till the wee sma' 'ours, and were in no condition to pick fruit on a hot day." (FVR July 2, 1926:1). You can find out more about Mission's agriculture history by viewing a poster display by the Community Archives at the Mission City's Farmers Market from 9am to 1PM.

    Mission Community Archives / Willam and Mary Noble family fonds

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