NWT Mining Heritage Society

Yellowknife is named after the river that flows into Great Slave Lake to the north. The name was coined by European explorers in the 18th - 19th century who observed tool implements carried by the original Dene inhabitants of this area.

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Saturday, Nov 11th, 2017

It has been a period of transition for the Society as we re-brand our project and activities to reflect a broader goal of celebrating and exhibiting Yellowknife history.

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Monday, Oct 16th, 2017

At its recent AGM, the NWT Mining Heritage Society membership passed a motion put forward by the Board of Directors to change the Societies name to the Yellowknife Historical Society.

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Thursday, Sep 21st, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Baker's Centre in Yellowknife

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