The "University of Yellow Pine"

Thank you for coming to this page! 

There are several ways you might support the Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum…

  • Donate securely online, or by mail

  • Join the Friends of the YPBHMuseum

  • Shop at YPBHM’s Outdoor Store (see link below the navigation sidebar to your left), and via our links in the Books and Maps pages
  • Include the YPBHMuseum as a beneficiary in a will, trust, or insurance policy

  • Donate (or lend) photos and other objects/information

  • Visit the museum… offer your insights… and if you like what you see, drop an offering into the donation jar
  • Pass the word…  Tell your friends about the museum and this website!  For instance, you could…


    Through our “DONATE” button, you may choose any amount you’d like to contribute to YPBHM efforts, utilizing a PayPal account balance OR paying via credit card or online check.  (You do not have to have a PayPal account – click the “Continue” link in the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” area to left of PayPal login box…):

    If you would like to donate or contact us by mail:

    YPBHMuseum, Inc. – PO Box 17 Yellow Pine, ID 83677

    Any amount you may wish to donate will be greatly appreciated!  (A check or money order may be made payable to: ”Yellow Pine Backcountry History Museum” or “YPBHM”.  Thank you!)



    JOIN  THE  Friends  of  the  YPBHMuseum

    We also offer a sponsorship opportunity at several levels, with membership in the Friends of the YPBHMuseum.  You can choose the one that suits you best: 

  • “Cinnabar” membership: $25/year
  • “Thunder Mountain” membership:  $50/year
  • “Golden Gate” membership:  $100/year
  • Founders Club membership: $350 or above (lifetime)

  • All annual memberships are for the calendar year (though, in case you come to desire donating only at the end of the year, we’ll add November and December to the following calendar year for you :^).

    Even if your “yearly” membership is only one time, your help in establishing the museum’s base in its critical early years will have been very effective.

    “Cinnabar”, “Thunder Mountain”, and “Golden Gate” members receive an attractive YPBHM window sticker that you can display on your vehicle.  We very much appreciate your donation to the cause! – and we would like to acknowledge you also on our Sponsor page.

    Founders Club members receive lifetime Friends of the YPBHMuseum membership designation.  You honor this organization with exceptional support, and we honor you in relatively small but heartfelt ways:  You will receive a special Founders Club YPBHM window sticker.  Your name will be listed as special donor on our Sponsors page.  And museum visitors will be made aware of your generous contribution via a plaque displayed inside the Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum

    Here’s where to join the Friends of the YPBHMuseum…




    Another option for some is to include the Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum, Inc. in your estate planning.  If you are interested in learning more about how to make this sort of bequest, we invite you to contact YPBHM president Bill McIntosh – president @ – for an overview of the possibilities.



    On our Photos page we will be explaining the procedure for submitting digitized images of old photos and other paper ephemera (such as letters, placards, and diaries) when that facility is set up. In the meantime, you may send them by email (in batches, if you would be so kind, if you have many) to:  digital @

    We are also collecting originals and true copies of these items, as well as other items, both large and small, of historical interest related to the Yellow Pine vicinity.  (For instance, high-definition scans of whole pages of family albums of photos relating to the area are wonderful ways to share images of the backcountry in the museum – and they tend to be annotated with names and dates, which we love!) If you would be willing to donate, or lend longterm (or only for such time as it takes for copies to be made, if you’re unable to do so), such objects, we would love to hear from you:  contribute @

    And we are interested in any other information you may have access to that others would like to know about, such as names of old-time property holders, stories (or snippets thereof) about pioneers and what-it-was-like-to-live-there bits and pieces.  (We may in the future have online forums set up for the purpose of collecting these tidbits and tales.)  Keep in mind that you might have ideas about what to collect that we haven’t thought of yet! – and if you wonder, please do ask/suggest:  articles @

    Of course, with each option, you will be helping to ensure that the excitement of the Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum startup carries on into future years…  We can do a lot together!


    Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum