Welcome to Idaho's Agricultural Past
The historic Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead is located in the foothills north of Boise, 15 minutes from downtown.
5006 West Farm Court
Boise, Idaho 83714
The farmstead was inhabited from the 1860s - 2005. It is the longest continuously inhabited home in the state of Idaho.
Today, the preserved Farmstead site covers 2 acres along Dry Creek, with seven historic farm buildings: the Farmhouse, a Detached Red Cookhouse and Spring House (called the Red House), Root Cellar, Woodshed, Saddle Shed, Granary, and a Horse Barn.
The historic site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 for its regional significance as an outstanding example of early homesteading in Idaho, and 19th & 20th century agriculture in the West.
Our primary tenets are not only to preserve the Farmstead and property but also to educate. We do this through our School Tours, Events, Farmhouse Tours (May - September), Newsletters, etc. We hope you visit us and learn what makes this Farmstead so special.
Visit the Farmstead for more information on the history and what we're up to now.
We rely on volunteer docents for our Saturday tours and our 3rd grade education program. Docent training is ongoing and will begin soon. If you have some time and are interested in history this opportunity is for you! Click below to Volunteer!
Dry Creek Historical Society, Inc. is an Idaho 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established to preserve the rural agricultural heritage of the Dry Creek Valley, Idaho.
Your donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.. Please visit here if you would like to donate today.
Upcoming Events in May
May 1: Saturday Farmhouse Tours Begin
May 1: History Hike (members only(
May 8: History Hike (members only)
May 16: History Hike (members only)
May 22: History Hike (members only)
May 30: Front Porch Concert
Click here to view our Events Page
We will be included in the upcoming Idaho Gives Campaign! Please support the DCHS.