The Dawson City Museum and Parks Canada Relationship

The Dawson City Museum project asks – How has the Dawson City Museum evolved in relation to government policy and community action?  We are taking two approaches to answering the question. First, we are considering the data chronologically to discuss the evolution of the Museum over time (e.g., Dawson City’s Community Attic). Second, we have developed key themes related toContinue reading “The Dawson City Museum and Parks Canada Relationship”

The Dawson City Museum and Indigenous Peoples (Part Two)

Written by: Madison Francoeur The paper is presented in two parts. Within part one, Robin outlined the Dawson City Museum’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples as presented in the data. Part two is a response written by me (a research assistant, Madison Francoeur). Positionality I would like to address that fact that I am an outsiderContinue reading “The Dawson City Museum and Indigenous Peoples (Part Two)”

The Dawson City Museum and Indigenous Peoples (Part One)

The Dawson City Museum project asks – How has the Dawson City Museum evolved in relation to government policy and community action?  We are taking two approaches to answering the question. First, we are considering the data chronologically to discuss the evolution of the Museum over time (Dawson City’s Community Attic, The Importance of People, Territorial InterestContinue reading “The Dawson City Museum and Indigenous Peoples (Part One)”

Why a Museum?: Conclusion

The “Why a Museum?” working paper has outlined the Dawson City Museum’s (DCM) roles over time as a tourist attraction, heritage resource, year-round employer, identity builder, community hub, and a community resource more broadly in relation to government policy and community action. The findings have reflected past research with some key differences, demonstrated the significanceContinue reading “Why a Museum?: Conclusion”

Why a Museum?: Additional Factors and Interconnectivity (Part nine)

This post continues to consider the Dawson City Museum’s Role over time in relation to government policy and community action, continuing the discussion with a reflection on additional factors of significance and interconnectivity. Why a Museum: The Dawson City Museum’s Role (Part one) Factors beyond policy and community Within this paper and the Dawson CityContinue reading “Why a Museum?: Additional Factors and Interconnectivity (Part nine)”

Why a Museum?: The Dawson City Museum’s Role (Part one)

The Dawson City Museum project asks – How has the Dawson City Museum (DCM) evolved in relation to government policy and community action?  We are taking two approaches to answering the question. First, we are considering the data chronologically to discuss the evolution of the Museum over time. Second, we have developed key themes related to policy and community.Continue reading “Why a Museum?: The Dawson City Museum’s Role (Part one)”

Dawson City Museum Project: An Update and Plan

I have not posted very much on this blog since about this time last year for a few reasons. Mainly, 2022-2023 has been incredibly busy for me in other ways. At work, I took on some responsibilities that made it more difficult to spend time on research. In my personal life, major changes have meantContinue reading “Dawson City Museum Project: An Update and Plan”

Research Assistant Reflection: Katherine Ahlf and Dawson City as Community

My name is Katherine Ahlf, and I worked as a research assistant with the Dawson City Museum Project over the summer.  My work was primarily focused on writing an annotated bibliography for a paper that would expand on critical events that shaped the development of Dawson City, which, in turn, affected the museum and itsContinue reading Research Assistant Reflection: Katherine Ahlf and Dawson City as Community

Working to Connect: The Dawson City Museum in the 21st Century

Providing the fifth and final chronological consideration of the data, this working paper asks – What are some key moments, influential policies, and community activities that defined the Dawson City Museum’s development in the 21st century?