Copyright 2011
The Priest Lake Museum Association
Contact Us:
PO Box 44, Coolin, ID 83821
Learn about Nell Shipman, the early businesses, and the history of the US Forest Service. Just a few of the topics you can learn about at the Priest Lake Museum.
Priest Lake Museum Association * 208-443-2676 * 38 Priest Lake Museum Rd, Priest Lake, ID 83856
At the Priest Lake Museum the visitor can learn about the unique history of the Priest Lake region through viewing photos, artifacts from the past and even a video or two. Come in the front door of our little log cabin built by the CCC for the Forest Service in 1935 and be welcomed by our faithful volunteers. While at the museum you can learn about early life at Priest Lake, the natural environment of the region, and how those two interacted throughout the history of the Lake area to create the valuable past that we love to learn and teach.
Take a tour of the museum grounds as well, you may see some machinery you never knew existed or maybe learn the name of a plant you have in your front yard. We look forward to your visit.
Learn about the Native Americans of Priest Lake and check out the dioramas created for the museum by Sylvia and Bob Danforth in 1993.
Cannot make it into the museum? Check out our online exhibit. Just click on the link below and take a tour!
Summer 2013. Our living room will be turned into a temporary exhibit about the moonshining at Priest Lake during the Prohibition era!
Priest Lake Museum
Virtual Exhibits
Property of Priest Lake Museum. Image of Pete Chase and Leonard Paul drinking moonshine.
Our helpful volunteers will answer any questions you may have. Check out this map made for the museum by Vern and Jeanie Melvin in 2008.