The Mission Historical Museumís newest exhibition, Mission: Then and Now, recently opened in the museumís John Shary Building.

The exhibition compares 20 photographs of early Mission with views of the same scenes today. All of the old photos featured can be found in the museumís new book, Images of America: Mission. The new photos were taken just a few weeks ago.

There have been many changes in Mission during the last 100 years. A few areas are still quite recognizable, especially the area around the Border Theater. Other early structures, such as C. G. de la Garzaís store, are gone without a trace. Many of the earliest structures were of wood frame construction, and most have not survived. Sometimes, the basic shape of a building is recognizable, but the exterior has been remodeled.

We invite you to come and try to pick out the similarities and the differences. Mission: Then and Now is located in the lobby of the John Shary Building, and will be on view until Sept. 3.

The Mission Historical Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The museum is located at 900 Doherty (between Tom Landry Blvd. and Bus. 83), in Mission. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 580-8646 for additional information.