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In light of current recommendations from the Government of Yukon and Chief Medical Officer of Health to combat the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the territory, the YHMA office will be closed to the public, effective immediately, until further notice.

We will continue to respond to phone and email inquiries. You can call us at 867-667-4704 or email us at info@heritageyukon.ca. Please note that responses may be delayed.

We thank you for your understanding.

UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020: Please note that some of the duties and responsibilities of this position may be adjusted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, based on current government requirements, guidelines, and recommendations at the time of employment.

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The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners of the 36th annual Yukon Heritage Awards. Yukoners are invited to attend the Awards ceremony at the Yukon Archives on Monday, February 17, 2019. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will commence at 7:00 p.m (full event listing available here).

Due to office closures and other barriers to application submission resulting from the extreme weather, the current Yukon Heritage Training Fund deadline has been extended to January 22 at 11:59 pm for projects starting February 1, 2020 or later.

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 2019 Yukon Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is midnight on January 15, 2020. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

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.