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Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association

The Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Assocaition is a 501(c)3 organization that was created in 1972, when the Sawtooth National Recreation Area was established. Our mission is to protect and advance the natural and cultural history of Idaho’s Sawtooth – Salmon River Country through preservation and education. Our funds come from book and map sales, memberships, donations, and grants. To become a member today, click here!

Throughout the Sawtooth - Salmon River Country, we operate many year round book stores, including one at Ketchum Ranger Station, Sawtooth NRA Headquarters, and the Stanley Ranger Station. During the summer months, we operate the Stanley Museum and the Redfish Visitor Center. In those month, we talk to and education over 10,000 people every year, and enhance their stewardship to this special area.

Redfish Visitor Center

  • Daily free programming including Guided Walks, Junior Ranger, Evening Programs, and more
  • Tourist information
  • Recreation information
  • Media Room for educational video viewing
  • Kids Cave with games, coloring pages, and activities
  • Free WiFi and Cell Phone Booster
  • Art Gallery filled with high quality local art work

Stanley Museum

  • Admission is free, donations accepted
  • Local history and stories
  • Well educated Museum staff to answer all historical questions
  • Ice House exhibit open to the public
  • Books and maps for sale
  • Tourist information
  • Recreation information

Other Programs and Projects with SIHA

  • Forum and Lecture Series
    • A weekly lecture series on Friday nights starting July through August
    • 5 PM at the Stanley Museum
  • Oral History
    • Our library is filled with various stories to be told, if you know some stories, or of someone who likes to tell them, give us a call!
  • Your Pathway to Sawtooth Valley History
    • Want to leave a legacy behind? Join us as we restore the oldest building on the Museum grounds, the office, and recreate the historic Clerk's Cabin.
    • Buy a brick! 4x8 brick $100, 3 lines of text, 20 characters per line; 8x8 brick $250, 6 lines of text, 20 characters per line

SIHA Events 

  • Ice Cream Booth at the Mountain Mama Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Smokey Bear's Birthday Party
  • History Day Tours
  • Sawtooth Salmon Festival
  • And More!