MacBride Museum illustrates the Yukon’s history, with a focus on the role of Whitehorse in the development of the Territory. MacBride Museum is a non-profit society with charitable status. We rely on the financial support of individuals and corporations to put forth a rich variety of programs and exhibits, and to care for our community's valued collections.
MacBride is a dynamic museum, dedicated to promoting the value, understanding and enjoyment of Yukon history.
MacBride Museum will be a community place for Yukoners to share the stories of the Yukon and Whitehorse. MacBride will be a place to illustrate our history and provide opportunities for everyone to learn and create new experiences.
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 Co-founder William MacBride was an employee of the White Pass & Yukon Route Company, and was able to salvage outdated transportation equipment for posterity.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.
W.D. (Bill) MacBride was born into a Montana railroad family on January 29, 1888. Orphaned as a baby, he was raised by relatives Nellie and Frank Miles. MacBride graduated... (Find out more)
Construction is underway on the new 15,000 sq. foot expansion which will house brand new Yukon exhibits and stories coming in 2018. Stay-tuned for updates.
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MacBride Museum of Yukon History
1124 Front St. Whitehorse,
Yukon Canada Y1A 1A4
Phone: (867) 667-2709
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WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR
Fall & Winter Hours
September to May 14
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm
MacBride Museum is a non-profit society with charitable status. Your tax-deductible contributions help us collect, preserve and exhibit Yukon's history.