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

Sherry Gordon (Secretary) – 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)

Rhonda Egbert – newish to Idaho, now living full-time near Wapiti Meadows; an artist from Utah, with ideas to spare

Lynn Imel – resident of Yellow Pine and Boise, Idaho; once the teacher at the Yellow Pine school, she has lived in and been an integral part of the YP community for ~50 years

We welcome your inquiries.