The Yukon Historical & Museums Association was established in 1977 by a group of concerned and passionate individuals to create a united voice for understanding and promoting heritage and history in the Yukon. We keep apprised of issues and advocate on behalf of the Yukon’s heritage and heritage sector.
We continue to build a learning environment for history and culture and the development of skills and best practices in the heritage sector. We share knowledge with the Yukon heritage community and support each other in protection and conservation projects. Most of our activities are collaborations and partnerships. Many of our events and programs honour those in the heritage sector that are dedicated to our vision.
The YHMA is a territorially-incorporated Society and a federally registered charitable organization.
Our membership reflects the scope and diversity of the Yukon heritage community. Our institutional members include museums, First Nation cultural centres, historical societies, art galleries, archives, historic sites, science centres, zoos and nature reserves. Our individual members include museum employees, contractors and consultants, Board members and volunteers, and others actively involved in the heritage sector or who have an interest in heritage.
The YHMA is pleased to have the honorary patronage of the Honourable Angélique Bernard, Commissioner of Yukon.
Yukoners encounter and celebrate their heritage daily.
The mission of YHMA is to strengthen heritage in the Yukon through leadership, advocacy and education.
The YHMA constitution and bylaws can be found here.
YHMA recently launched a new strategic plan for 2018-21. You can view the plan here. Financial assistance for this project was provided by Government of Yukon’s Community Development Fund.