Are you involved with interpretation one way or the other? You might be happy to know that Yukon just recently had a representative join the board of Interpretation Canada, our national association for interpretation. YHMA member and former Director Sylvie Binette says:
Survey Deadline: October 15, 2020
The Yukon Heritage Training Fund (HTF) provides funding for short-term training for Yukon heritage sector workers, and is administered by YHMA with funding from the Yukon Department of Education, Post Secondary and Labour Market.
Don't miss this inspiring opportunity to reconnect and learn alongside your peers in the North American heritage conservation community! Participate in the National Trust-APT Joint Virtual Conference 2020 (October 1-7), presented in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP). Until September 11th, YHMA members can register at the early bird rate of $225 — a $50 discount from the non-member rate. Benefit from inspiring keynotes, five streams of concurrent sessions, fields sessions, workshops, and more!
On September 2, the Yukon Historical and Museums Association wrote a letter to the City of Whitehorse Mayor and Council in response to discussions around MacBride Museum of Yukon History's property taxes at the 10 August 2020 Council meeting. A recording of this meeting can be viewed on the City of Whitehorse website here.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
The land in and around Tombstone Territorial Park, located in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, is a place of significant cultural importance, biodiversity and beauty.
Has the land in and around Tombstone Territorial Park spoken to you in some way? If so, how do you respond?
**Updated August 26, 2020**
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association wrote to the City of Whitehorse Mayor and Council to support the MacBride Museum of Yukon History's request for property tax abatement, and to highlight the value of MacBride Museum to the social and economic wellbeing of our community. The YHMA Board of Directors has elected to make this letter public in the interest of transparency. The text of the letter is reproduced in its entirety below.
To protect our delicate and weather-sensitive items, YHMA's vintage and antique sale this Sunday, August 16 has been cancelled.
Our sale is still running on Sunday, August 23 from 10-2pm in LePage Park.
Date: November 2020
Location: Frank Slim Building
Time: Afternoon (by drop-in)
Explore the history of Shipyards Park with Pat Ellis as she discusses the site's historical buildings and highlights the stories of squatters who lived there.