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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Farmhouse and Red Cook House

Upcoming Events

August 2022

  • August 6: Farmhouse Open

  • August 13:  Farmhouse Open & Fort Boise Garrison highlighting a Soldiers Life and Civilian Life in historic Idaho

  • August 20:  Farmhouse Open

  • August 27: Farmhouse Open 

 

Click here to view our Events Page and to see the details on these 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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In the News!

We were recently highlighted in the News!  Jay Karamales, director and historian, was interviewed by KIVI's Don Nelson.​

Click below to view the interview (aired on January 23, 2022)

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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.

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.