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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.

WOW - 160 YEARS!
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Come and visit the farmstead!

Open every Saturday through September, 12:30 - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

July 6 - Farmstead Tours, 12:30 - 4pm

July 13 - Farmstead Tours, 12:30 - 4pm

July 20 - Farmstead Tours, 12:30 - 4pm

July 27 - Farmstead Tours, 12:30 - 4pm

                 Ft Boise Garrison Reenactors

July 28 - Mick Berry History, 7:00pm

Old Time Farm Day:  Sept 29

Click below for details and how you can support!

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We are so excited to celebrate 160 years of the historic Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead!

Our first day of tours is Saturday, May 4th - please come out and see all the new things on the farmstead.  

All year we'll be celebrating, so please check out our events page to make sure you don't miss out!

Barn Restoration
NEW for 2024!

You have asked and we listened!  We are so excited to announce we have received all necessary permits to host Weddings, etc. in the Historic Schick Barn!

Please click the button below to complete an Inquiry Form


In case you missed the in-person presentation from our resident Barn Whisperer, Frank Eld, we have the video!

On April 25th Frank gave a presentation to a packed house about the process of the restoration of historic Schick Barn.

Click below to view.

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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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 and in limited quantities... 160th Anniversary Poster by Ward Hooper and Cruisin' Hidden Springs Car Show poster by Cliff Cramp.

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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