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Heritage Week Events 2015...

The staff at the Mission Community Archives are busy finalizing plans for local celebrations marking Heritage Week in British Columbia between February 16th and 22nd.

In partnership with the Mission Museum, the Community Archives is providing historic photographs of First Avenue for a special interactive exhibit titled: "Picture Yourself on Mission's Main Street" VISIT the Museum's website for details.

On February 19th, the Archives is opening an exhibition titled: Meet Me on Main Street which will highlight the colorful history of First Avenue - Mission's most storied street. At the opening, visitors will be transported back in time through a series of historical vignettes. Each will tell an intriguing story about First Avenue using a combination of multi-media technology and theatre. Watch for further details in the upcoming weeks.


This year you can make a lasting contribution to your community by becoming a volunteer at the Mission Community Archives.

CLICK HERE to read more about volunteering.

MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN... READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program.

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, 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. We need your support!

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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: c.1940s

Mission Community Archives /Fraser Valley Record fonds

FIRST AVENUE CHANGING LANDSCAPES over time will be featured in the Community Archives new exhibit "Meet me on Main Street" which is opening on Thursday, February 19th during local Heritage Week Celebrations February 16-23rd. The above image shows some of the businesses on the north side of First Avenue during the 1940s, looking west near the corner of Welton. If you or anyone you know can provide more information about or photographs of the businesses in the photo, please email the archivist, Val Billesberger.

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