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…
What is it contest
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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. …

Culture Days Event: Artifacts Up Close!

We're celebrating Culture Days this year with an 'Artifacts Up Close!' exhibit talk. Come face to face with Mission's fascinating history up close! Chat with museum staff and take part in a 'show and tell' presentation of the Museum Manager's…
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,…