George Johnston Museum
Tourism Region: Yukon
Provides the visitor with the largest collection of Inland Tlingit artifacts in the Yukon. The museum is named after the late well known Tlingit trapper, hunter, trading post operator and Chief whose keen eye and camera captured the life of his people.
About the Collections
Inland Tlingit ethnographic and 20th Century historical artifacts. George Johnston's 1928 Chrevrolet car, photography equipment and trading post goods are featured.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 1,100
A growing collection of local community life and Alaska Highway construction photographs, aviation records of Teslin Airport, local textual documents.
Traditional Tlingit costumes, masks, carvings and artifacts
Aboriginal or First Nations
Contemporary • Historical
The collection and exhibitions reflect the human history of the Inland Tlingit for the last century and a half. Including archaeological/ethnographic peices, hunting & trapping, and modern community living circa 1920 - 1950.
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
Mounted Grissly Bear, Linx, Beaver and several Owls, Several Trophy heads of Mountain Sheep and a Moose Head, Wolf and Black Bear, Beaver, Lynx and Wolverine skins.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Vertebrates : Mammals (Mammalia)
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals • Rocks
Services & Activities
Heritage Interpretation and Visitor information for the Teslin Lake Region and the Inland Tlingit.
A modest collection of research materials on the Tlingit and Yukon History. A growing collection of local photographs of Teslin community life in the 20th Century.
Archival Records •
Object or Scientific specimen identification •
Other: Collection research.
Fully accessable facility, creative and professional exhibits, A/V presentation, public washrooms, informative staff, ample parking and easy RV parking.
Films and Videos
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 5+
Activities: Everything from governing the museum society to working at the admissions and sales counter.
A Membership in the Teslin Historical & Museum Society will give you voting privileges, and opportunities to serve on the Board of Directors. You also have unlimited free admission to the museum, and three free passes for non members.
Other: Local jams and preserves
Publications and Products
Tlingit carvings, traditional crafts, leatherwork and beading made in Teslin
Annual Reports •
Other: Postcards of George Johnson's photographs
Stick Gambling Mat with Assorted Artifacts
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Km. 1,294 (Mile 804)
George Johnston Museum
PO Box 146, Teslin, Yukon
Hours of Operation
By Appointment •
Mid - May to September 1
Off season by appointment
Open: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Seven days a week
Open all summer time holidays
Seniors (over 60)/Students $4.00
Children (6-17) $3.00
Children under 6: free
Groups (10 or more) $2.50