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**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.

A note from Sally: Hey Yukoners - I need about 20 volunteer proof-readers who love history.

To protect our delicate and weather-sensitive items, YHMA's vintage and antique sale this Sunday, August 16 has been cancelled.


Don't worry!

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.

To mark the 120th anniversary of the original Christ Church (now the Old Log Church Museum), the Anglican Church Women have published a 32-page booklet detailing the life and legacy of literary friends, Robert Service and Rev. Hiram Cody.


Available at Christ Church Cathedral, Elliott & Fourth Avenue

Office open weekday mornings

Cost $5 each

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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