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**Updated June 10, 2021**

This summer, (safely) explore Yukon museums, cultural centres, and historic sites! Please note this is not an exhaustive list and hours may be subject to change. To have your institution's hours shared, please contact Lianne at

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6 pm until completion (est. 9 pm)
Location: North side of Robert Service Way from campground to Alaska Highway

On Tuesday, May 25, YHMA will be heading out to clean up litter along Robert Service Way as part of our fundraising activities. We're looking for volunteers to come out and join us for some fresh air, exercise, and socializing (from a minimum of 2 metres away!) while making a positive impact.

**Application deadline extended to May 10, 2021**

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) is seeking an engaged, self-motivated individual to join our team as Community Relations Officer, focusing on strengthening YHMA’s relationships with its members and other stakeholders, building a culture of philanthropy, enhancing the Yukon heritage community network, and raising the profile of YHMA, the historic properties we manage, and the greater Yukon heritage community with the public.


The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners of the 37th annual Yukon Heritage Awards. Yukoners are invited to attend the virtual Awards ceremony on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom meeting. Advance registration is required; registration can be found here. The meeting will be opened at 6:45 pm for participants to join. After the awards have been presented, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a fun, heritage-themed social activity in lieu of in-person mingling.

We had to make some tough decisions, but we're excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Heritage Day Colouring Contest! Congratulations to the following:

Ages 4 and Under

  • 1st Place: Joseph S. (age 3)
  • 2nd Place: Charlotte H. (age 3)
  • 3rd Place: Noa B. (age 2)

Ages 5 to 8

  • 1st Place: April F. (age 6)
  • 2nd Place: Zoë N. (age 8)
  • 3rd Place: Tivin H. (age 7)

Ages 9 and Up

Contribution Deadline: February 28, 2021

Have you attended a captivating conference or workshop in the past couple months that you haven't been able to get off your mind? Have you been working on a passion project that you're dying to let everyone know about? Perhaps you've recently uncovered a piece of Yukon history that you'd like to share with your fellow heritage enthusiasts. Well, you're in luck.

We are seeking two new members for the Yukon Heritage Training Fund Adjudication Committee. The Committee meets once per quarter to assess applications and review Fund materials, including policy. Meetings typically take place over the lunch hour, depending on the number of applications. Some additional work over email may be required. Please note: this is a volunteer-based committee.

We’re part of a consortium of museum associations from across Canada partnered in Museums for Me – a project engaging Canadians on the meaning and value they see in museums.  It’s an important time to focus on what Canadians value in the work we do, and we’re asking our members to help encourage participation.  You can learn more about the engagement at

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to conserve, celebrate, and share Yukon’s heritage?

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is seeking nominations for the 2020 Yukon Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is midnight on January 17, 2021. Nominations are accepted in the following categories: