Artifact - Memorial Cup
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My Mission: J. Baylis Memorial Cup

This trophy is from the 1978 Fall Fair and was used in subsequent years to recognize the winner in the category of “Sweet Wines”.  The names and dates on the cup include Andy Powell, 1993; Helen Holland, 1994; Don Timoffee, 1991-1992. The…
Artifact - Fall Fair Ribbons
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My Mission: Fall Fair Ribbons

These are first, second and third place ribbons from Mission’s 50th Fall Fair in 1944.  Each ribbon is labelled “1894-1944, Mission & District Agricultural Assoc. 50th Anniversary Fair” to mark the special occasion. Fair festivities…
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My Mission: Agricultural Fair

Mission Agricultural Association Sign Mission’s Agricultural Fair, more commonly known as the “Fall Fair”, was Mission’s longest running annual event.  The Agricultural Association held the first Fair in 1894—when Mission was little…
Artifact - Egyptian Flask
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Egyptian Flask

This interesting relic comes all the way from Egypt! It is a small earthenware ampullae (pilgrim’s flask) that Anthony Taulbut got from the great port city of Alexandria in 1898.  Travellers would use flasks like this to bring home water…
Remembrance Day Plaque
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Back to School: Mission Central Plaque

This plaque is from the original Mission Central Elementary school. It was donated by Claire Clemo who taught at both the old building and the new school that opened in 1990.  Mrs. Clemo was a teacher for 31 years and retired on June 30, 1996. …
Artifact- Dazey Butter Churn
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Dazey Butter Churn

  This useful artifact is a butter churn. It was manufactured by Dazey Churn & MFG Co. which was one of America’s most prolific butter churn producers. These churns are easily recognizable because their brand name is embossed…
Artifact - E.S.R. Sign
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Back to School: E.S.R. Elementary Sign

Edwin S. Richards (E.S.R.) Elementary School opened its doors in January of 1951. Originally only four rooms, (plus an indoor activity room) the school has grown considerably since that time. The school was named in honour of Edwin Sidney Richards,…
Artifact - Zori Sandals
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Zori Sandals

Zori are a traditional form of Japanese sandal made from wood, adapted from Geta sandals. Scrolls dating back as far as the 10th century depict people wearing Geta, and the sandals are often still worn today, though their production peaked in…
Artifact- Side saddle
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My Mission: Back to School

Side Saddle The most common ways for children to get to and from school usually include taking the bus, a ride from parents, or maybe walking or riding a bike.  Carrie Murray rode her horse.  Donated by Murray’s niece, this side saddle…
Artifact - Gold Pan
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Gold Pan

In the 19th century version of a ‘get-rich quick’ scheme, the Fraser River Gold Rush (1858-59) followed by the Cariboo Gold Rush (1860-63) brought a flood of hopeful gold miners to the interior of British Columbia, irrevocably altering the…