On September 2, the Yukon Historical and Museums Association, along with the Canadian Museums Association and 10 other provincial and territorial museums associations, issued an open letter urging all party leaders to prioritize our sector. The letter included a short questionnaire asking the political parties to share their vision for Canada’s museums by September 13.
Twice a year, we publish a newsletter filled with stories, reports, and articles from the Yukon heritage community. We love being able to share these, and would love to hear your story!
Have you attended a captivating conference or workshop in the past couple months that you haven't been able to get off your mind? Maybe 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!
**Updated August 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Ages 5 to 8
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.