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 May

  • May 1:  Saturday Farmhouse Tours Begin

  • May 1:  History Hike (members only)

  • May 8:  History Hike (members only)

  • May 16:  History Hike (members only)

  • May 22:  History Hike (members only)

  • May 30:  Front Porch Concert

Click here to view our Events Page

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.  

Front Porch Concerts

Our first on is Sunday, May 30th featuring The Rolling Hills Trio!  Come on by from 2:00 - 4:00pm and bring your chairs, food and drink of your choice as you listen to Pop and Rock covers of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s!

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.