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The Yukon is home to a rich and diverse heritage. This inheritance is physically embodied through tangible heritage, such as buildings and landscapes, architecture, archival photos and documents, and museum collections. It is also expressed intangibly in ways that include stories, songs, and traditional knowledge and practices. When you feel a sense of pride walking downtown, enjoy a cultural festival or teach someone a traditional craft, you are engaging in heritage activities.

Thank you all who attended the Heritage Regions Workshop on February 17, 2015!

YHMA coordinated this workshop with Jim Mountain, Regeneration Projects Director with Heritage Canada the National Trust to complement this year’s Heritage Day theme, Main Streets: At the Heart of the Community. Over twenty-five participants from across the Territory and involved in museums, heritage conservation, tourism and other sectors participated.

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February 17, 2015

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is increasing funding to museums and First Nation cultural centres to help ensure their sustainable operation. The announcement was made by Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor at last night’s Yukon Heritage Awards, an annual event hosted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) in conjunction with Heritage Day.

31st annual Yukon Heritage Awards Announced - Recipients to receive top honours in heritage

WHITEHORSE, YT—

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners 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 Sally Robinson. “YHMA is both thrilled and honoured to recognize the accomplishments of these 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 2014 Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2015. The Award recipients will be announced on February 13th.The Awards will be presented in conjunction with a celebration of Heritage Day on February 16 at the Yukon Archives,Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

Annual Heritage Award

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 www.heritageyukon.ca!

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.