We're excited to be participating in this year's Museum Hackathon-Yukon! From September 22nd - 24th, a multidisciplinary team will "hack" the OLCM using new technology and interpretive approaches. Are you involved in the arts and culture sector, a museum/heritage professional, a computer engineer, coder, A/V technician, or game designer? We want to hear from you! Assistance with travel and accomodation is available.
Looking for a break after the parade on Canada Day? Come by on July 1st from 10 AM to 5 PM for coffee, tea, lemonade, and tasty treats. Make a craft or take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable staff members!
Looking for something to do on your way to the celebrations at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre? Swing by the OLCM on Wednesday, July 21st, for a free kids' papercraft. Lemonade, iced tea, coffee, tea, and baked goods to be served!
Hold on to your hats, Whitehorse, because have we got a show for you! The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906...
The revered Bishop Bompas has passed away. He promised to leave the remainder of his estate to a good cause, but in his own mysterious way. As an esteemed member of the congregation, you have been invited to attend the funeral reception, presided over by popular missionary Isaac Stringer. The recently deceased has sent each of you odd clues, letters and objects, and it is up to you to solve the puzzle. However, the funeral reception is soon interrupted by Robin, who used to frequent the streets of Whitehorse, begging for change or food. Robin was often avoided by members of the community, and eventually faded from the city's memory. Bishop Bompas was the only person who understood Robin's unique personality and views on the world. But now, you will join forces to find a hidden treasure, and set Robin free...
Performances on Friday, June 16th, at 6 pm and 8 pm; Saturday, June 17th, at 4 pm and 6 pm. Adult tickets are $20, seniors $15, and youth (13+) $10. Tickets available on Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Old Log Church Museum (corner of 3rd and Elliot) on Tuesday, April 25th, at 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!
We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 14th, at 7 PM as we discuss the collaborative process, constraints, and how we came together to create the museum installation "Around the Kitchen Table" - the presentation of a treasured artifact in an innovative and interactive way through an audiovisual installation create by the multidisciplinary group History Hackers. Free admission and hot beverages to take the chill off!
Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, or promoted our Old Fashioned Christmas Sale - it was our most successful yet! We couldn't have done it without you.
On Thursday September 8, 2016, 5:30pm to 7:30 pm the Old Log Church Museum hosted the opening reception of a new exhibit, ‘The Exham Years: The Church, Art and Life in Old Crow, 1965-1969’.
Working on behalf of the Diocese of Yukon, Anglican minister, Reverend Kenah Exham and his wife Beth-Anne Exham lived and worked in Old Crow from 1965 to 1969. During this time they acquired many fine examples of Gwich’in artwork. This is the story of daily life in Old Crow during that time as seen by Mrs. Exham. In particular, the art and the people who made it.
The exhibit was made possible with funding from Government of Yukon, Tourism & Culture, Museum’s Unit, Special Projects and Economic Development, Community Development Fund.
Midnight Arts developed the exhibit for the Old Log Church Museum in partnership with the Vuntut Gwitchin. The website will also be on display at the John Tizya Centre in Old Crow.
Elaine Taylor, Minister of Tourism & Culture YG, Dorothy Frost, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Samantha Shannon, Executive Director, and Beth-Anne Exham officially opened the exhibit.