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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy MacBride Museum

You wouldn’t think a person could go ghost hunting in the middle of the day in the middle of summer, but MacBride Museum offers six to 12-year-olds a chance to do just that from August 14 to 18. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Transportation Museum

The history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology. Two new summer programs at the Yukon... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

February is known as Black History Month, March is known as Women’s History Month. In the Yukon, January could be known as Yukon History Month. The MacBride Museum in Whitehorse is launching a new event called Night at the Museum, set to start on... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

An old Remington typewriter sits on a wicker shelf in Sid’s home, nestled among vintage 1950s View-Masters stereoscopes. “That typewriter is probably from the 1920s,” says Sid. “I’ve had that old typewriter for a long time.” more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM , Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

No matter how often you visit Sid van der Meer’s Bordertown Garage and Museum in Beaver Creek, there is always more to see. Many people visit Sid more than once to hear his stories and discover additional objects in his collection. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

Sid van der Meer has spent many years collecting antiques to display in his museum. Sid’s museum has several themed rooms for guests to explore. One of my favourites is Sid’s Bordertown barbershop. The barbershop is full of antique combs, makeup,... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: Flo Whyard

A quarter century is a long time; however, 25 years ago the building the Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM) calls home was already old. The structure was originally built during World War II as a recreation centre for the Royal Canadian Air Force. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon History

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July 24, 2014 Issue#388

Right in the heart of Beaver Creek, Yukon, there’s a gem of a find. Sid Van der Meer’s Border Town Museum is quaint and adorable. He’s been collecting artifacts from abandoned cabins and along the Alaska Highway for close to five decades and is som more

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM Beaver Creek

Kyia Bouchard was in her mid-50s when she discovered dog mushing. One year later, she left her life in New York City behind and relocated to the Dawson City area to learn everything she could about it. more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People 1 Comments