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We're hiring!

Have you ever wanted to work at a museum? The Mission Museum is currently looking to fill two summer student positions: Community Programs Coordinator (13 weeks) The Community Programs Coordinator is primarily responsible for the planning…
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New Exhibit: The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut

It's official! Our latest exhibit, The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut is ready for your viewing pleasure. Anthony Taulbut, an avid collector, historian, explorer, and prominent resident of Mission, opened Mission’s first museum out…
Heritage Week Feb 21-24
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Heritage Week!

Heritage Week is almost here! In honour of the occasion, the Museum will be opening two NEW EXHIBITS: The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut Did you enjoy our social media series? Come and see the artifacts in person! Anthony Taulbut,…
World War I field wallet

Lest we forget...

World War I Army Wallet   Property of Harold John Blair, Uncle to Elizabeth Pepper of Mission, BC. Canadian Infantry, 46th Battalion. Died September 28, 1918, Age 28.  His wallet contains a Christmas card inscribed “Your…
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'What is it?' Halloween Contest

Thank you to everyone who joined us for some trick or treating fun last night! We had a great time and we hope you did too! For those of you who participated in our "What is it?" contest and are dying to know the answer: These mystery…
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. …