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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.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for the below April events:

April 22

April 29

Seed Planting Workshop

  • Registration is open Members and Non-members

Garden Tea Party

  • Registration Open to Members Only at this time.

  • Registration will open to Non-Members on April 10

Click below for more information on all our events.

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.

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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DCHS Merchandise

No supply shortage here!  Didn't receive that DCHS hat or bag that you wanted from Santa?  Get your DCHS merchandise including seeds from the flowers on the farmstead gardens!  We also have shirts, hats, and bags.  Click the button below to see what we have to offer for those on your shopping list.

NEW - cards with photos of the farmstead!

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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