About Us

Dry Creek Historical Society Mission Statement

 

It is the mission of the Dry Creek Historical Society to inspire respect for the past; to enrich our understanding of the present through historic preservation; to contribute to the preservation of the agricultural history of Ada County and the Dry Creek Valley; to preserve and support the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead; and to partner with local and regional history organizations to promote a vibrant connection among the past, present and future.

Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Mission

 

It is the mission of the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead to serve as an agricultural history learning center for the Dry Creek Valley; to convey to the public the importance of Idaho's agricultural history through exhibits, school programs, living history events, site tours and educational speakers; and to preserve and protect the material culture of the Farmstead's past.

Historic Preservation and Archaeology

The Farmstead contains one of the oldest intact houses in the State of Idaho.  The site is listed in the National Register for its significance in the agricultural history of the state.  The site is valued both for it's historic building and as an important archaeological site.  As managers of the historic site, the DCHS follows the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the preservation of historic properties.  Careful adherence to the standards ensures that the Farmstead retains its irreplaceable historical integrity and retains its listing in the National Register.

We've Been Recognized!

2009

 

DCHS were the first Idaho recipients of the Alfred E. Corey Award from the American Association for State and Local History, and Idaho Governor, C. L. "Butch" Otter declared September 17, 2009 as Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Day.

2007

 

Orchid Award from the Preservation Idaho for our historic preservation work on the Farmstead.

CONTACT US

5006 West Farm Court

Boise, Idaho 83714

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Stay in touch

drycreekhistory@gmail.com | 208-229-4006

5006 West Farm Court

Boise, Idaho 83714

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