Special Exhibitions

MacBride Museum partners with local groups to create special exhibits that reflect the Yukon community.

Current Special Exhibits at MacBride (See off-site exhibits here)

Paved with Stories

Paved with Stories

This display tells the stories of the street names in downtown Whitehorse. Whitehorse has a rich and varied history. It has been shaped by many diverse forces to become the thriving northern capital city it is today. The people remembered on Whitehorse’s street signs represent some of the major influences in the growth of the territory and the development of the city.


Paved with Stories

The Alcan

WWII profoundly changed the life in the Yukon with three major projects, the Northwest Staging Route, The Alcan Highway and the Canol pipeline. When the construction of the Alcan Highway began in 1942, the small town of Whitehorse suddenly became a large transportation and communications hub. Within a matter of weeks following approvals for construction of the highway, soldiers and civilian workers began arriving by the thousands, flooding the small town of only 500 people. Whitehorse was now a US Army military base. Within a year, the population would soar to 20,000. This exhibit celebrates the adventures and hardships of the amazing soldiers and civilians who made these projects come to life.


MacBride Museum of Yukon History
1124 Front St. Whitehorse,
Yukon Canada Y1A 1A4
Phone: (867) 667-2709
pcunning@macbridemuseum.com
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