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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.


Opening Day, May 6, 2023

Upcoming Events

Join us for the below upcoming events:

August 5

August 12

August 19

August 26

Farmstead Open

Farmstead Open

Farmstead Open

Ft. Boise Garrisson

Farmstead Open

Planning has begun for the Old Time Farm Day!  Looking for donations!  Click below for more information.

DCHS Members - History Hike Dates are published!

Click below for more information on all our events.

2023 Opening Day, Saturday May 6

We were lucky with the weather for our 2023 opening day!  Thanks to everyone who came out to take tours, enjoy lemonade, cookies and learn about the historic farmstead.  We say many people who had never seen the property and were excited to come back.  We are now open every Saturday from 12:30 - 4:30pm.  The last day of the season will be September 23, 2023

See the photos of the many activities, click here.

The Fort Boise Garrison was on hand and we enjoyed hearing all about the life and times of the soldiers and domestic life.

Valentine Ostolasa (1925 - 2022)

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Valentine Ostolasa passed away in her sleep on February 14, 2022 (Valentine's Day) at the age of 97 years.

Valentine moved with her family to the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead in 1927 and lived there most of her life.  The Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead was honored to have a visit from Valentine in June of 2021.  She had a smile on her face that made a lasting impression on all of us. 


She was a lovely and amazing woman and pioneer of the Dry Creek Valley.

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Woodshed dedicated to Valentine on May 6, 2023.  Her nephew, Robert Ostolasa made the sign.

The woodshed was restored the fall of 2022

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Corporate Sponsorships Now Available!

We are so excited to offer our corporate partners an opportunity to sponsor the DCHS.  Expand your brand and enjoy the benefits of sponsorship.  If you're interested, please click here to email us.

DCHS Merchandise

New cards have arrived!  Get your DCHS merchandise today, we have shirts, hats, and bags.  Click the button below to see what we have to offer for those on your shopping list.

NEW - Quilts!  One of a kind items, perfect for Mother's Day!

Free delivery to Hidden Springs and Cartwright Ranch in Idaho.

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The 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.

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