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 July

  • July 3: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • July 10: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • July 17: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • July 24: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30pm

  • July 30: Farmhouse Open 12:30 - 4:30p

 

Click here to view our Events Page

Congratulations!

 

The Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Granary Historic Restoration Project was awarded the prestigious Orchids and Onions award for Excellence in Historic Preservation of the Granary by Preservation Idaho.

 

"The Boise State University Construction Management Association and Chairman Dr. Casey Cline did an incredibly thorough job with this historic restoration, ensuring that the materials were properly replicated or milled and more." - Preservation Idaho

See here for more information on the award.  And to view the before and after photos of Granary, click here.

NEW!

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.

Upcoming Events

Farmstead Open

Come on by any Saturday until September 25 to tour the Farmhouse and other buildings.  We're open from 12:30 - 4:30pm each Saturday.  

Save the Date for Old Time Farm Day!

We are so excited to announce the date for our popular Old Time Farm Day event!  

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 visit our Events Page by clicking the button below.

 

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.