Central Idaho Historical Musem Inc

A nonprofit organization

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The CENTRAL IDAHO HISTORICAL MUSEUM, at 1001 State Street, sits on 4.5 acres and features seven structures built with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) labor for the Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA). The buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The crown jewel of our site is the remarkable Fire Warden's House.  This three-story log structure, built in 1937, is a stunning example of "American Rustic" architecture with a Finnish influence. The house's interior woodwork is beautifully crafted and the furnishings are original. To visit the Fire Warden's House is to step back in time.

 Our exhibits focus on local and regional subjects: CCC, fire lookouts, the McCall Mill, logging, Smokey the Bear, forestry and area history. The museum is honored to be the State of Idaho's official site for "The Worker", a bronze statue representing the young men of the CCC. 

Open: Wed-Sat., 11a.m.-3p.m., June through August. The site is free and open to the public, however there is a $3 charge to tour the historic Warden's House. 

Address:   1001 State St./ McCall, ID., 83638

Phone:       (208) 634-4497              

or email us at: cihmuseum@gmail.com

Site amenities include free daytime RV parking, ADA restrooms, handicap access, picnic tables, a park-like setting and wifi.

The museum is a self-funded, all volunteer, 501c3 organization, supported by membership, site rentals, donations and grants.

Our Mission:

  • We collect photographs, artifacts, oral and written histories of the area and its people.
  • We provide educational opportunities to the community through exhibits, workshops and on-site youth programs.
  • We preserve, maintain and improve the site and  buildings in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

 

Organization Information

Name

Central Idaho Historical Musem Inc

Employer id number (ein)

94-3188173

Address

PO BOX 4341
MCCALL, ID 83638