In 1994, Bruce Barrett, as part of a directed studies project with the University of Victoria Studies in Cultural Conservation diploma program, created an interactive multimedia application entitled "Explore Herschel Island". This application was put on display at the Old Log Church Museum in the form of a computer kiosk. The following year, a Government of Yukon, Heritage Branch supported project was undertaken to hire Salina Brydson upgrade the application, which is still on display.
In 1999, George Harvey, a Yukon College student under the direction of Tim Topper, undertook the conversion of the "Explore Herschel Island" application into a Web site. Yukon College has been hosting this site since its inception.
The following people and organizations are gratefully acknowledged for their assistance in developing this virtual museum.
All historic photographs provided courtesy of the Old Log Church Museum. To learn more about Old Log Church Museum's artifact collection, please go to the Canadian Heritage Information Network's Artefacts Canada website. Type Old Log Church Museum in the search window. Make sure you click "Only records with images", and "All words".
The Yukon Territorial Government, Heritage Branch gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Bureau of French Language Services, Johanne Lalonde, Translator
Northern Research Institute, Clint Sawicki, Researcher, Tim Topper web site design, Clint Swereda student intern.
Salina Brydson, Site Designer
Old Log Church Museum - SusanTwist, Curator, hosts of the â€śExplore Herschel Island!â€_ kiosk.
The Canada/Yukon French Language Bilateral Agreement.
The MacBride Museum
Robin Armour, YTG Executive Council Office
Ruth Gotthard and Greg Hare, YTG Archeology
Inuvialuit Social Development Program
Anglican Church General Synod Archives
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