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Canada Travel Guide - Yukon
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon

MacBride Museum of Yukon History

From gold rush fever to the birth of our capital city, the MacBride Museum offers a comprehensive view of the colourful characters and groundbreaking events that shaped the territory.

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In 1950 a group of far-sighted Yukoners dedicated to the preservation of heritage started the Yukon Historical Society, the first organization of its kind in the Territory. Co-founder William MacBride was an employee of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, and was able to salvage outdated transportation equipment for posterity.

The Yukon Historical Society soon acquired the unoccupied Government Telegraph Office, built in 1900 and still located on its original site. In the 1960s this building housed the growing collection, and was open to the public as a museum during the summer. Volunteers were responsible for all the activities of the YHS and later the MacBride Museum Society until the mid-1980s when the first curator/director was hired.

How to Contact
MacBride Museum of Yukon History
1124 First Avenue
Whitehorse, Y1A 1A4
Ph: 867-667-2709
Fax: 867-633-6607
Web: website
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