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As the 2019 federal election approaches, the national, provincial, and territorial museums associations are working together on advocacy efforts in support of our members and the museum community at-large. This week, we sent joint letters to the federal political party leaders, highlighting the importance of investing in museums and seeking the parties' positions on critical questions for the museum sector. Click the links below to read our joint letters and news release:

Celebrate the Culture Days festival with our 2019 Heritage Highlights Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win one of three prize packs! It's simple:

It's simple:

Step 1: Download the Heritage Highlights Scavenger Hunt map and question sheet, or pick up a copy:

YHMA is looking for feedback about our services, programs and advocacy priorities. Your participation will help us determine how we can improve and what advocacy issues you would like us to focus on. We are collecting responses from Members and Non-members. If you are unsure if you are a member please fill out the Member Survey and select "Unsure" on Question 1. The feedback period will close on Monday, September 9, 2019. Please share your thoughts on the areas important to you. 

Member Satisfaction Survey

YHMA seeking donations and sponsorships to supplement project funding

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.

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Join us for an overview of YHMA's activities over the past year and what's in store for the coming year, the presentation of our 2018-19 financial statements, and the election of our 2019-20 Board of Directors. Light refreshments will be provided.

For full details, view the event listing.

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) recognizes the contributions of the MacBride Museum to promoting the value, understanding, and enjoyment of Yukon history, and wholly supports the efforts of the MacBride Museum Board of Directors to ensure continued, year-round operations, including the Museum’s commitment to illustrate and protect Yukon heritage.

Gain valuable heritage sector work experience in Canada’s beautiful North!

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

Five recipients to receive top honours in heritage

WHITEHORSE, YT - The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners of the 35th annual Yukon Heritage Awards. Yukoners are invited to attend the Awards ceremony at the Yukon Archives on Monday, February 18, 2019. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will commence at 7:00 p.m.

We're looking for Yukon heritage-related stories, announcements, and images to share in our winter/spring newsletter!

Has anything exciting or significant happened in the last few months? Let us know! Maybe you attended an invigorating conference or workshop, uncovered a particularly interesting nugget of Yukon history, recently published a book, or are working on an ambitious project for a heritage organization. If you have a story, striking image, and/or announcement related to Yukon heritage to share, we want to hear it!