Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
February 18, 2015

Four unique projects chosen for Yukon Historic Resources Funding

WHITEHORSE—The latest intake of the Yukon Historic Resources Fund is supporting a diverse range of projects with a total of $17,000.
The four projects and the amount funded are as follows:

  • Museum of Yukon Natural History, Caribou Crossing Trading Post: RCMP Museum – $5,000
  • Lindsay Lister: Squatters’ Stories–Downtown Whitehorse – $2,300
  • Stephen Reid: Southern Tutchone Stories with Paddy Jim – $6,250
  • Yukon Historical & Museums Society: Kohklux Map update to include images, stories and further documentation – $3,450

“Each of these deserving recipients is part of a large community of people in Yukon carrying out work to build historical legacies for residents and visitors alike,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor said. “This important funding helps to further the preservation and appreciation of Yukon’s cultural legacy.”

The Yukon Historic Resources Fund was established to provide a source of funding for projects that promote Yukon’s historic resources and help Yukoners appreciate and promote their heritage. The Yukon Heritage Resources Board evaluates funding applications and makes recommendations to the minister of Tourism and Culture.

“We are very pleased to be receiving support from the Yukon Historic Resources Fund for the expansion of our newest museum, which is dedicated to the history of the North-West Mounted Police and RCMP,” owner and operator of the Museum of Yukon Natural History Denise McHale said. “We have been working with local veterans and RCMP to help preserve and capture this unique northern history and we are excited to share it with our visitors at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post.”

The YHRF application deadline is October 1 every year.

Learn more: Yukon Historic Resources Fund

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Contact:
Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Stefanie Richardson
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-667-8066
stefanie.richardson@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-053