The Central Idaho Historical Museum is located in McCall, Idaho. The museum’s four acre site consists of eight structures, seven of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 for the Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA). All eight 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 houses’ 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.
**CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON – In the interest of public health among the Covid-19 pandemic the Central Idaho Historical Museum board has made the decision to remain closed for the 2020 season. We apologize for the inconvenience but will take this time to make some much needed site improvements to make the 2021 season the best yet. Thank you for your understanding.**
The museum is a self-funded, all volunteer, 501c3 organization supported by membership, site rentals, donations and grants.