PAST WAYBACK WEDNESDAYS @ MACBRIDE MUSEUM - 2016 EVENTS

December 14 - Christmas Cocktail Party

Christmas Party

Dress in 1950s style, listen to live music from Ryan McNally and Friends and try our signature cocktail or mocktail the Kate Royale!

 

November 23 - Yukon Pub Trivia Night

 

November 16 - Stories and Schematics

Are you curious about MacBride Museum’s new expansion?

Join Executive Director Patricia Cunning for an exclusive members-only information session about the exciting expansion plans including new stories and building design!

 

November 9 - Wartime Whitehorse: Discover what the City was like during WWII

October 26 - Storytelling Evening: More Strange Things Done

Strang Things Done Storytelling

 

September 14 - Storytelling Evening: The Spell of the Yukon

Spell of the Yukon

 

August 31 - The Squatter's Ball

Squatters Ball

August 24 - Yukon Gold!

Yukon Gold

July 27 - Whitehorse Inn Cafe Dinner

Travel back in time to the 1950s for a historically themed evening at the Whitehorse Inn Cafe. MacBride Museum is presenting a dinner, based on items from the cafe's menu, with music from the Inn's house band, The Canucks. With each ticket purchased, you will also receive a copy of MacBride Museum's newest book featuring recipes from Yukon's historical cocktail menus in the museum's collection.
Tickets are $75 for non-members, and $65 for museum members.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Get your ticket today by calling 667-2709 x4, or visiting the museum at 1124 Front Street.

June 22 - The Innovators at MacBride Museum

The Innovators

Join us to explore three stories of Yukon Innovation through recent exhibits at MacBride Museum.

  • Yukon Energy: A Powerful History
  • A History of Atco: Yukon Electrical
  • Yukon's Telecommunications History

We will have experts available at each display to tell stories and answer questions:

YUKON ENERGY
Ed Chapman: Ed Chapman began working as an electrical technician with Yukon Energy in 1975, and stayed with the company until he retired in 2012, specializing in maintenance on the diesel and hydro systems.

John Maissan: John Maissan was instrumental in erecting the wind turbines on Haeckel Hill in 2000. For his innovative work on the project, Maissan was awarded the R.J. Templin Award for Canadian Wind Energy Technology in 2001.

Hector Campbell: Bio to come.

YUKON TELECOM
Tim Kinvig: Tim Kinvig is a retired CBC technician who has been working in radio broadcasting for 29 years. He worked at CBC in Whitehorse from 1970 to 1994, keeping the radio personalities and newscasters on the air.

Ron McFadyen: Throughout Ron’s career in radio broadcasting he has worked for two Whitehorse radio stations, CKRW and the CBC. Ron was the voice of sports for CBC for many years and he is also a HAM radio enthusiast.

Doug Bell: Doug Bell first came to the Yukon in 1957 with the Department of Transport as an Officer-in-Charge at the Watson Lake airport radio station. These radio stations were essential for communicating with aircraft along the northern routes. In 1980, Bell officially became the Yukon’s 34th Commissioner.

We will also have snacks and refreshments available.

May 25 - OPENING RECEPTION: Yukon’s Telecommunications History and the Grand Re-Opening of the Telegraph Office
Part of the Innovators Series at MacBride Museum

Refreshments & Appetizers // Music by Hank Karr and the Canucks
This show is sponsored by Hougen’s Limited as part of the celebration of the Hougen Group’s more than 70 year history in the Yukon. The Hougen Group has exemplified innovation in communications
with businesses including CKRW Radio, WHTV Cable and Canadian Satellite Communications Inc.
Learn these stories and more at the newly refurbished Telegraph Office.

Telegraph Office

May 11 - EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION & STORYTELLING EVENING: Yukon Energy History

Yukon Energy

 

April 27 - Gimme Shelter: Building Houses in a Northern Climate, Past and Present

We have an exciting line-up of short presentations planned for the evening. First we will go back in time and hear from Yukon archaeologist Greg Hare with Pre-contact Housing in Yukon and the Northwest – Lots of Speculation and Grainy Pictures. Then we will explore some of the architecture and building techniques used in Whitehorse's downtown housing in the early 1900s. And finally Yukon architect Jack Kobayashi of the award-winning firm Kobayashi and Zedda will take us through the present and future of northern housing design with a presentation entitled: 10 Archetypal Yukon Homeowners.

 

April 13 - Storytelling Evening: Lost and Found

Join us for an evening of live local storytelling with the theme Lost and Found. All of the stories are short (five to eight minutes) and true. This evening features Yukon storytellers:

  • Ken Putnam
  • Susan Mooney
  • Darren Susin
  • Jessica Simon
  • Ellen Davignon
  • Bob Hayes
  • Ione Christensen
  • James Mooney

 

March 23 - Readings from the Klondike Letters of Father Judge, 1898-1899

William Judge was stationed in Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush, and was responsible for building the Yukon's first hospital and saving many lives in the growing town. Join us for an evening of readings from Judge's personal letters illuminating what life was like in the Klondike in 1898-99, and the challenges he faced in caring for the residents of a gold rush boom town.

 

February 24 - Yukon Pub Trivia Night

Test your knowledge of all things Yukon using museum images, audio and artifacts. Bring a team or come alone and we’ll match you up.

 

February 10 - Northern Love Storytelling Evening

Northern Love

Grab that special someone or a few good friends and join us for an evening of local storytelling about Northern Love. There will be tales of romance, and some stories from people who are hopelessly devoted to a hobby or a hockey team.
We'll hear stories from Ellen Davignon, Doug Bell, David Beloud, Red Lewis, Tara McCarthy, Andrew Stratis, Echo Ross, Mike Craigen and others.

 

January 27 - Night at the Museum: The Lost Heritage Minutes

*Three screenings of selected Canadian Heritage Minutes
*Storytellers who will share their favourite forgotten moments in Yukon history
*A pop-up poutinerie from The Gr8ful Spud
*The Cabin Life - A Photo Booth: Dress up in MacBride Museum’s extensive collection of vintage Canadian costumes and strike a pose
*Access to MacBride Museum of Yukon History and its many exhibits (and museum staff on hand to answer your questions)
*Local musical heartthrob DJ DASH spinning throughout the evening
*Fun prizes

 

 

 




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1124 Front St. Whitehorse,
Yukon Canada Y1A 1A4
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