Gallery exhibit sets out to prove the streets of Whitehorse are paved with stories

Posted: Aug 6, 2013

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What's in a name? A new exhibit in Whitehorse takes a look at what and who are behind the street names in downtown Whitehorse.

There's a Lowe Street but no High Street. There's a Jeckell but no Hyde. And there's a Black but no White.

Why did the streets of Whitehorse wind up being named the way they are and why can't anybody even people who've live here their whole lives remember the names.

The MacBride Museum is trying to get to the bottom of those and other thorny questions with its new exhibit at the Arts Underground gallery on Main Street.

CBC reporter Brian Boyle spoke with Museum Communications director Leighann Chalykoff.

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