Events

The DCHS loves to put on events for members and non-members alike!  Below is a listing of the anticipated events for 2021.  History Hikes and the Front Porch Concerts will be added once those dates are confirmed.  In addition to the below events, we often add stand alone events.  Last year we had an Evening with Edgar Alan Poe and we typically have the The Fort Boise Garrison Living History Association come by to do demos, drills, etc.  Always fun to watch!

Because of Covid-19 some of these dates may shift.  Please check back often to get the latest information.

Check out of Photo Gallery of photos from our many events!

2021 Events Calendar

 

Dates may change and events will be added - please check back often.

Member Only events are listed in Green.  Hikes are weather dependent.

May

1

8

15

16

22

29

30

June

5

6

12

19

20

26

July

3

10

17

24

30

August

7

14

21

28

Sept

4

5

11

18

25

26

Oct

9

 

17

30

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Glenn/Masters Homestead

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike -Coyote Mountain/Healy Toll Gate

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Front Porch Concert - Rolling Hills Trio, 2:00 - 4:00pm

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Cruisin Hidden Springs Car Show, 9:00am - 2:00pm

History Hike - Frog Ponds/Hollenback Lakes

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Glenn/Masters Homestead

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Coyote Mountain/Healy Toll Gate

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Upper Dry Creek

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm 

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Upper Dry Creek

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Cooyote Mountain/Healy Toll Gate

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Frog Ponds/Hollenback Lakes

Old Time Farm Day 12:00 - 4:00pm

Haunted Farmstead 7:00 - 10:00pm

History Hike - Frog Ponds/Hollenback Lakes

History Hike - Coyote Mountain/Healy Toll Gate

History Hike - Upper Dry Creek

Old Time Farm Day

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.

 

This day of fun for the whole family also helps support the work of the DCHS is maintaining and restoring the historic buildings at the Farmstead.

We made it on the news in 2019!  Check out these links:  pre-event and day of the event. 

Click below for details of the event. Check back often as we will be updating the content as it become available!

DCHS Members may purchase tickets in advance for a quick entry!  If you are a member please click the below button to purchase your tickets today!

September 26, 2021, 12:00 - 4:00pm

Cost of Admission:  $6 / person; $25 / family; Free - children under 3 years of age

Open to the Public

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Farmhouse Tours

Tours are given to the Farmhouse every Saturday from May 1 - September 25, 2021 (except holidays).  New for this year, we'll be incorporating unique activities each week - come by often!

Every Saturday, May1 - September 25:  12:30 - 4:30pm

No cost, however donations are welcome 

Open to the Public

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Haunted Farmstead

Be brave and tour our Haunted Farmstead!  Past residents of the Farmstead come to life and haunt those who are brave enough to walk through the Farmhouse! 

 

There will be lots of historical scenes, scares, and ghosts!  Every year is a new experience with new scenes added.  We will have food trucks and the BSU vs BYU College Football game  will be shown on the side of the barn!

October 9, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost $5 / person

Open to the Public

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History Hikes

Have you ever wondered who used to live in the Dry Creek Valley hills, or what it was like here in the “Wild West” days?

 

Your membership in the Dry Creek Historical Society includes private hikes through the Dry Creek Valley hills, across private land and into areas where you can learn about our history. Our current hikes are the Glenn/Masters Homestead, Chukkar Butte & The Frog Ponds, Coyote Mountain Loop, and Upper Dry Creek.  If you miss one, don't worry we have many options available for each hike.  Please see the event schedule to the right.

These hikes are weather dependent.  So keep an eye out on emails should a hike need to be canceled due to inclement weather.

Hikes are in May, June, September and October

Dates and locations are noted to the right.

Members Only - Members will receive an email with details right before each hike.

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Front Porch Concerts

Come out and enjoy music on the front porch of the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead. We host 3-4 concerts during the spring and fall. There is a variety of music styles so you're sure to find something to your liking.

 

Bring your picnic, blanket, chairs, food and drink of your choice and we'll see you there.

Thanks to everyone who joined us on our first concert on May 30th!  We had our largest gathering ever.  We will post the next one here when it's confirmed.​

Dates TBA

weather permitting

Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family, no charge for members

Open to the Public

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Front Porch Concert - Reeder Family 2019