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This year's Yukon Heritage Symposium was held on October 23, 2014 in Dawson City. The Yday featured presentations, workshops and other activities of interest to those engaged in the protection, conservation and celebration of our rich and diverse heritage. In addition to sharing new and best practices, this annual gathering provides an opportunity to meet others actively involved in heritage conservation across the Territory. 

You may have noticed something a little different around!

After months of anticipation, YHMA is pleased to present its new website. This website serves to connect the Yukon heritage community, Yukoners and visitors from around the world with the stories, places, objects and organizations that contribute to the Territory's rich and diverse heritage.

Please take a moment to check out the new site and its features, including:

Thursday, October 23 | 7pm | KIAC Ballroom, Dawson

Join local filmmaker and history buff Max Fraser and Dr. Dean Oliver, a leading Canadian military historian with the Canadian Museum of History, in this fascinating look at what we know about the origins of WWI and Canada at the time.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.  


 Yukon Archives Photo/Oxford Historical Society Collection #84/78#112

The inaugural YHMA Charity Croquet Tournament took place Saturday, August 2 on the lawn of the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the event a success! Big thanks goes to Mother Nature for providing excellent, sunny weather.



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Gain valuable work experience with four Yukon heritage organizations!

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 31st annual Yukon Heritage Awards. 

“These annual awards honour those that work to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage through protection, conservation, interpretation and volunteerism,” said YHMA President Marc Johnston. “YHMA is both thrilled and honoured to present these awards to our well-deserving recipients.” 

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to conserve and celebrate Yukon’s heritage?

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is seeking nominations for the 2013 Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is March 28 and the awards will be announced on Friday April 4, 2014. A complete list of past award recipients can be found at:

Yukoners were encouraged to celebrate Heritage Day by thinking about the Yukon's historical & cultural heritage and participating in the colouring contest found in the Yukon News. Participants were asked to name their favourite heritage place or activity. This year's theme is "have fun with heritage by celebrating historic places made for play".

Winners were drawn from all completed entries received, and will be announced in the Yukon News.

This year's winning submissions are:

February is Black History Month in Canada. You can mark the occasion by exploring the Yukon's black history with this digital exhibit produced by the Hidden Histories Society of the Yukon.