Virtual Museum of Canada

The Dawson City Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada. We also acknowledge and thank the Virtual Museum of Canada Board for their support of this project.

We would like to thank our institutional partners especially Ian Burnett, Donna Darbyshire and Clara Rutherford of the Yukon Archives, and Patricia Cunning and Greg Skuce of MacBride Museum. For provisions of materials, we thank Jill ten Cate of CIBC Archives, Seattle Museum of History & Industry, University of Washington Libraries, Library of Congress, University of Toronto, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Provincial Archives of British Columbia and Frank Fry of CBC Whitehorse.

This project would not have been possible without the assistance of:

Our website and technical developer John Steins and assistant Mindy Potoroka ;

Our research and writing team Mark DeMone and Jay Armitage;

Our curriculum development assistant Anna Claxton;

andTranslator Elaine Potvin and the French Language Services Directorate / Direction des Services en Français for providing the revisions.

For supporting the project through all its stages:
Marjorie Coop for assistance with the application;
Yukon Museums Unit especially Ed Krahn for advice;
Sally Robinson for her tireless editing of the text; and
Robert Service School for participating in youth testing.

For all her advice and encouragement, we also thank Jennifer Baird of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

To those who supported the concept of the site from the beginning and participated in the audience testing and reviews, thank you very much!

The Board of Directors would also like to thank Julia Pike, Executive Director of the Dawson City Museum for her ideas and directions in making this project a reality.