Our Association


The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is a federally registered charity established in 1977 by a group of concerned and passionate individuals to create a united voice for understanding and promoting heritage and history in the Yukon. We keep appraised of heritage issues and advocate on behalf of the eighteen museums and cultural centres around the territory.

We continue to build a learning environment for history and culture and the development of skills and best practices. We share knowledge with the Yukon heritage community and support each other in protection and preservation projects. Most of our activities are collaborations and partnerships. Many of our events and programs honour those in the heritage sector that are dedicated to our vision.


The YHMA will inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage by providing opportunities and support for education, networking, advocacy, partnerships, and awareness.


We will inspire a passion for Yukon history in everyone.
We will have a well-defined and focussed role.
We will be a central place where anyone and everyone can:
Learn about history, heritage, tools, and practices
Share their interests and perspectives on heritage
Come together to identify common interests
Support the protection and preservation of Yukon heritage.
We will use and share best practices in heritage.
We will be self-sufficient.
Our Board and members will want to be actively involved in the YHMA.
We will use creative partnerships for the promotion, protection and preservation of Yukon heritage.


Contact Information

Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Donnenworth House
3126 Third Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1E7

Phone: (867) 667-4704
Fax: (867) 667-4506
Email: info@heritageyukon.ca