NWT Heritage Society faces re-branding

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The Northwest Territories Mining Heritage Society will now be known as the Yellowknife Historical Society.

The re-branded Society will now shift to becoming more of a museum.

Walt Humphries, President of the Society, says the history of Yellowknife plays a part in the name change.

“The history of Yellowknife and the mines are completely intertwined and since there is no Yellowknife Historical Society or community-driven museum we have also taken on that role as well and want our new name to better reflect this as we move forward with our museum.”

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The original Society was formed in 1999 after the shutdown of the Giant Mine.

The main focus has been preserving mining equipment and memorabilia.

A new campaign will be launched in the near future.

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