Midas Gold - in Stibnite, Idaho

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The Yellow Pine Backcountry Historical Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation registered with the state of Idaho in 2011.

The mission of the YPBHMuseum is to educate through the identification, preservation, and interpretation of the Yellow Pine, Idaho area backcountry heritage.

There is currently a museum set up in the historic schoolhouse fondly known as The University of Yellow Pine.  Volunteers are usually available to open the museum for groups or private viewings all year (see the chalkboard on the porch of the museum – or inquire at the Yellow Pine General Store), as well as for scheduled hours during summertime weekend events in the village.


There are 6 Directors on the YPBHM board.  Board positions are held for 4 years, and officer positions (President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are held for 2 years.  The board members are:

Bill McIntosh (President) – second generation resident of Yellow Pine; semi-retired insurance agent, bringer of the Yellow Pine museum idea into reality

Lorraine McIntosh (Secretary) – resident of Yellow Pine; retired nurse and group home manager, “old stuff” collector

Phyllis Charters (Treasurer) – resident of Nampa, Idaho; retired accountant/bookkeeper, from a family with mining experience, a relatively recent Yellow Pine aficionado


Jim Foudy – moved from Boise to McCall in 2003 as a school principal, now superintendent of McCall-Donnelly School District

Sherry Gordon – resident of Yellow Pine and Emmett, Idaho; retired library paraprofessional and granddaughter of Henry & Edna (Lister) Abstein, early Yellow Pine homesteading pioneers (yellowpinemuseum.org webmaster)

Willie Sullivan – resident of Yellow Pine and Caldwell, Idaho; retired elementary school principal and history teacher

We welcome your inquiries.