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We're looking for Yukon heritage-related stories, announcements, and images to share in our winter/spring 2020 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!


Dates/Time: Late August (exact dates and time TBD)

Location: LePage Park (Corner of 3rd and Wood St)


Find your treasure!

YHMA's vintage, collectibles, and antique sale will feature an array of Vintage objects, books (art, northern and science fiction), and collectible art and crafts plus much more. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will go towards YHMA programming and events. Stay tuned: call for vendors coming soon.

Coordinator, Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Historic Places

Start Date: September 2020

The deadline to apply for Story Laureate of Yukon has been extended to August 21, 2020. The Story Laureate of Yukon serves as an ambassador for the literary arts, oral history and literacy in the context of Yukon’s past, present and future. As an ambassador, the Story Laureate of Yukon is invited to attend Yukon events to publicly share works. The Story Laureate creates work and focuses on cultural, historical, and heritage themes that are relevant to the people who live in Yukon.

The July 2020 intake deadline for Yukon Heritage Training Fund (HTF) has been extended for one week, to July 22. Individuals and groups are invited to apply now to undertake or create a training opportunity that will increase the skills and knowledge of Yukon residents in the heritage sector.

Training projects must start August 1, 2020 or later. Applicants will be informed of the results of their application before August 1.

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Thank you for your contribution and making our garbage clean-up a huge success. Small acts of kindness go a long way. In a few short hours, you've helped keep our community beautiful, supported a local non-profit, and inspired others to give back ❤️.

Conservators assess, repair, preserve, and prevent further damage to artworks and historical pieces. This piece has been damaged by silverfish, which eat the gelatin binder applied to art to hold the image particles in place.

Note: This piece is part of the Archives’ conservation lab study collection, and is used for educational purposes. It is not part of the archival holdings of the Yukon Archives.

Can you spot the damage? Join the conversation on Facebook!

We are thrilled to announce that local architecture and interior design firm Northern Front Studio has come on board as a sponsor for LePage Park! Northern Front Studio focuses on and specializes in sustainable design principles. We extend our sincere thanks to them for their support of this important community asset as phase one of our renovation plans is underway.

We are participating in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Every $1 you donate to our charity in June via counts as a ballot to help us win $20,000. Please donate today - we really appreciate your help!

Recently, we embarked on a multi-year plan to renovate LePage Park in Whitehorse, home to three designated heritage buildings, a public park, and YHMA's office - as well as a popular venue for community events and recreation. You can choose to direct your donation to this project by selecting the LePage Park Conservation & Maintenance Fund.