The Priest Lake Museum Association
PO Box 44, Coolin, ID 83821
THE PRIEST LAKE MUSEUM
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
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
Summer 2013. Our living room
will be turned into a temporary
exhibit about the moonshining
at Priest Lake during the
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.