The Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska are holding their joint conference in Cordova, Alaska, September 30 to October 3,2015. The theme of this year's conference is "Trade Routes and Crossroads in the North Pacific".
The Alaska Historical Society’s keynote speaker this year will be Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos of Fairbanks who will share his ideas about writing as a craft and exploring archives to produce local history gems.
9am-4pm Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 | Old Fire Hall 1105 Front Street, Whitehorse
How can heritage resources contribute to community revitalization and economic development?
The 2014 Yukon Heritage Awards will be presented in conjunction with a celebration of Heritage Day on Monday, February 16th. The free public event will take place at the Yukon Archives (400 College Drive, Whitehorse). Doors open at 5:30pm, and the event will begin at 6pm.
Please join others in the Yukon heritage community to recognize and celebrate those who have gone above and beyond in the name of heritage.
International Museums Day is celebrated annually on May 18th.
This year’s theme for the event will be Museums for a sustainable society. It highlights the role of museums in raising public awareness about the need for a society that is less wasteful, more cooperative and that uses resources in a way that respects living systems.
Completed applications for the 2015/2016 Special Projects Capital Assistance Program (SPCAP), administered by YG's Museums Unit, are due by 4:30 pm on February 13th, 2015.
For more information, please contact Brian Groves, Museums Unit Manager at 867-667-3660 or toll free at 1-800-661-0408, extension 3660.
The deadline to apply for Young Canada Works summer jobs and internships programs is Monday, February 2, 2015.
Young Canada Works (YCW) offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path.
The Department of Tourism and Culture will be hosting a Collections Management course delivered by the University of Victoria. Participation in the training opportunity is free of charge. The instructor, Richard Gerrard, has extensive knowledge in collection and conservation and currently works for City of Toronto Museums Services.
When: February 2-7, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Each year, Yukoners celebrate Heritage Day on the third Friday in February.
On February 20th, 2015, Yukoners are encouraged to celebrate this year's theme of "Main Street: at the Heart of the Community".
Hundreds of communities recognize that heritage of downtown is an asset that attracts new residents, invites tourists, and stimulates new investments--the foundation for a vibrant economy and a sustainable future.