ABOUT THE COLLECTION
The Old Log Church Museum collects material connected with or related to the history of the Anglican church in the Yukon. That history goes back to 1861 — fully 35 years before gold was discovered in the Klondike! The Old Log Church Museum’s mission is to stimulate interest in that history and in the important role the church played in the Yukon for over 150 years.
The permanent collection of the OLCM has over 4500 objects which range from archival materials to ecclesiastical vestments and artifacts. Just as fascinating are the stories they tell of the pioneers, like that of Isaac O. Stringer, a bishop of the Yukon for 26 years. Even today people refer to him as “the Bishop who ate his boots.”
Explore the OLCM’s collections and exhibits and discover the spirit of the kind of man who would eat his footwear.
SEARCH OUR ARCHIVES
The Old Log Church Museum has a number of archival resources which can be accessed by the public including copies of archival photos related to the Anglican Church and its activities in the Yukon, a reference library and copies of Northern Lights, the newsletter of the Diocese of the Yukon.
Please contact the museum to find out more or to arrange an appointment to view any archival materials.
Other sites to learn about the Old Log Church Museum
Yukon Museum Guide: Old Log Church Museum
The Yukon Museum Guide’s introduction to the OLCM provides information about operating dates and times as well as more pictures of the building and the collection.
Some of the Old Log Church Museum artifact collection are featured in this database.
The Bishop Who Ate His Boots (VMC)
Learn about the Bishop Who Ate His Boots in this virtual exhibit produced by the OLCM.
Explore Herschel Island (VMC)
A great introduction to the ecological and social history of Yukon’s arctic island. Includes stunning photos.
Links to other sites about Anglican Church history in the Yukon
Holds an excellent collection of Anglican Church records.
Inventory to the ANGLICAN CHURCH, DIOCESE OF YUKON RECORDS
Archive of documents on the earliest activities of the Anglican Church in the Yukon to present day.
Diocese of Yukon
Official website of the Anglican Church's Diocese of the Yukon.
Anglican Church of Canada
Official website of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Church History Resources
Essays on the history of the Anglican Church from across the globe.
Academic papers, thesis, and dissertations on the history of the Anglican Church.
Other heritage/ museum websites
Yukon Historical and Museums Association
A great introduction to the other heritage sites and museums around the Yukon, as well as the programs they offer.
Yukon Transportation Museum
Official website. The museum showcases transportation in Yukon from the gold rush era through to the creation of the Alaska Highway.
Official website. Downtown Whitehorse’s largest museum has a range of artefacts from all regions of the territory.
Canadian Museums Association
Find out more about museum from all across Canada, and how you can get involved as a volunteer!