Friday, October 24, 2014
We had a rare opportunity to visit Whitehorse, Yukon last week. What an eye-opener to see this northern part of our country!
We studied the Klondike Gold Rush back in May, and Yukon is of course chock full of Gold Rush history and artifacts. The MacBride Museum of Yukon History is a must-see if you ever visit Whitehorse!
This 1899 cabin belonged to the real Sam McGee, whose name became famous because of Robert W. Service's well-known (though fictional) poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee".
The Wild World Gallery of the museum features all sorts of Yukon animals and birds. Serena loved being able to touch and feel the different animal pelts, from wolf to ermine!
Serena's favourite part of the museum: dress-up closet filled with period costume from the Gold Rush era!