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George Johnston Museum

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George was an amazing man, and quite the entrepreneur. He bought a car before he had any road to... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
E2536PSdavidr
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History of the Alcan highway construction through the TLINGIT territory

We viewed a 50 minute film that was well done and documented the construction of the Alcan highway... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
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Arroyo Grande, California
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Before the Alaska Highway was built, Teslin was a remote paddle wheeler outpost where people fished, trapped and hunted off the land. Venerated Tlingit Elder, photographer, trapper and entrepreneur George Johnston used his 1928 Chevrolet to hunt and...more
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Alaska Highway 2km north of the Nisutlin, Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

George was an amazing man, and quite the entrepreneur. He bought a car before he had any road to drive it on. He paid locals to help him create a road, and then charged them for riding the few miles of his road. He provided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We viewed a 50 minute film that was well done and documented the construction of the Alcan highway and how this affected the T I in GIT people in this area. It also trace their history and there for trapping and trading. Their life change...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

George was a prodigy amongst his people and culture! The fur trade made him quite wealthy and he brought the first car to his village in the wilderness and became a photographer of note and captured the way of life in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This museum is a must see. The displays are well arranged and tell a compelling tale of the local First Nation people and the effect that the coming of the highway had on their lives. The accompanying film is very interesting. George Johnston was an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The museum is really well done with lots of information about George Johnston, the history of the community and beautiful Tlingit beadwork and carvings. The staff are very informative and helpful. One of the staff members, Denise, was making an Octopus bag with lovely beading...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative! Worth a stop during your visit in Teslin. Lots of information on the history of the area.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and cohesive museum about the development of Teslin. Gave a glimpse into trapping, hunting, the natives, the development of the road into the Yukon and more. All complete with a moose skin canoe and a large grizzle bear. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I visited the museum with my toddler and we were both very satisfied by our visit. We were able to enjoy a guided tour, learning about the inland Tlingit, their traditions and the balance they were able to maintain between their traditions and the introduction...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Ryan D, Manager at George Johnston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review Maude! And thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a wonderful collection of one of Teslins people George Johnston. The building is small but it is packed with many items of George's life. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The George Johnston Museum is one of those 'must-visit' places along the Alaska Highway The museum is well laid out with very interesting displays that outline the fascinating history of the Tlingit First Nations in the Teslin area. The staff is friendly & knowledgable... and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Ryan D, Manager at George Johnston Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for your kind words good sir!

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