Welcome to Idaho's Agricultural Past

 

The historic Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead is located in the foothills north of Boise, 15 minutes from downtown. 

 

Our address:

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.

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Upcoming Events in September

  • Sept 4: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • Sept 5:  History Hike - Members Only

  • Sept 11: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • Sept 18: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • Sept 18:  History Hike - Members Only

  • Sept 25: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • Sept 25:  History Hike - Members Only

  • Sept 26:  Old Time Farm Day, 12:00 - 4:00pm

 

Click here to view our Events Page

Old Time Farm Day

 

OTFD is this Sunday!

Sunday, September 26

12:00 - 4:00pm

We celebrate Idaho’s farming past each fall with a harvest festival like no other! Old Time Farm Day features many children’s activities, demonstrations of 1860s life, live music, great food, lawn games, displays, tours of the Farmstead, and a performance of historical characters from the Farmstead’s history. Visit the chickens and goats!

This will be the final day of the season to tour the Farmhouse.

For more information please click below.

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Looking for Volunteers! 

We can't do this event without volunteers - please sign up for a 2 hour time slot!  Free lunch, complimentary access to the event and if you're looking for volunteer hours - we have you covered!

DCHS Merchandise is here!

Branded items have arrived!  We're so excited to offer you this merchandise!  All proceeds go to support the Farmstead.  Check it out!  Book sales are coming soon, so check back often as our offerings will change!!

If you visit the Farmstead on Saturdays between 12:30 - 4:30pm the merchandise will be there for sale.

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.