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Events

NEW for 2024!  Rental of the Barn / Farmstead

We're excited to offer, to our DCHS members, the opportunity to rent the historic barn!  Please cick below if you're interested and complete the form.

 

 

Upcoming Events

The DCHS loves to put on events for members and non-members alike! 

We are busy planning our calendar of events for 2024!  Check back often as we finalize dates, etc.  Click on the buttons below to see all the yearly events we produce.  We hope to see you on the Farmstead in 2024.  Look at our calendar below in the yellow box to see everything that is coming up!

Annual Events - Mark Your Calendars!

Click on the below events buttons to go directly to information on these popular events!

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Farmstead Open House

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Front Porch Concerts

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History Hikes

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Old Time Farm Day

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Seed Planting Workshop

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Garden Tea Party

Farmstead Open House

Tours are given to the Farmhouse every Saturday from May - September (except holidays).  

Thanks to the Fort Boise Garrison for coming out this summer to provide insight into what life was like as a pioneer in the Dry Creek Valley.  Below are dates they'll be at the Farmstead and what they'll be doing!

  • Saturday, June 29:  Boise Basin Placer Miners

  • Saturday, July 27:  Schick Family as Farmers

  • Saturday, August 10:  Picnic in the 1800s with the Schick Family

2024 Opening Day!

We were lucky with the weather for our 2024 opening day!  Thanks to everyone who came out to take tours, cake celebrating our 160th Anniversary and learn about the historic farmstead.  We say many people who had never seen the property and were excited to come back.  We are now open every Saturday from 12:30 - 4:30pm.  The last day of the season will be September 29, 2024 which is our largest event, Old Time Farm Day.

The Fort Boise Garrison was on hand and we enjoyed hearing all about the life and times of the soldiers and domestic life.  

We were also lucky to see blacksmiths in action.

Delivery of our new residents - Maggie the cow and our new pigs!  Thanks to Lisa and John Ahrens!

 

 

 

 

 

Every Saturday, May 4 - September 29 :  12:30 - 4:30pm

No cost, however, donations are welcome 

Open to the Public

Farmstead Open House

2024 Calendar of Events

Check back often as activities are being added all the time! 

 

If you have any questions please contact us at:  drycreekhistory@gmail.com

*events in green are for members only

March

30

April

9

20

25

27

 

May

4

11

12

18

19

25

26

June

1

2

8

15

22

29

July

6

13

20

27

August

3

10

17

24

31

Sept

7

14

15

21

28

29

October

19

26

​Opening Day: Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Cartwright Ridge

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Coyote Mountain

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Frog Ponds

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Upper Dry Creek

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Coyote Mountain

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Cruisin' Hidden Springs

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Reenactors:  Boise Basin Placer Miners

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm 

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Reenactors: Schick Farming

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Reenactors:  Picnic in the 1800s

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 - Coyote Mountain

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike - Upper Dry Creek

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Old Time Farm Day 12:00 - 5:00pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:00 - 5:00pm

Telaya Winery Fundraiser, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Seed Planting Workshop, 2:00pm

Schick Barn Presentation, 7:00pm

Annual Garden Tea Party, 12:00pm / 3:00pm

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser, 10:00am - 4:00pm

History Hike - Coyote Mountain

History Hike - Cartwright Ridge

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History Hikes

History Hikes

Members only - this is a unique benefit of your DCHS membership!  Members will receive an email in advance of the hike to gauge interest and details will be shared.

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 The Frog Ponds, Coyote Mountain Loop, Cartwright Ridge Homesteads and Upper Dry Creek.  If you miss one, don't worry we have many options available for each hike.  Please see the event schedule below.

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

The 2024 schedule:

  • Sunday, May 12:  Cartwright Ridge

  • Sunday, May 19:   Coyote Mountain

  • Sunday, May 26:  Frog Ponds

  • Sunday, June 2:  Upper Dry Creek

  • Saturday June 8:  Coyote Mountain

  • Sunday, September 15:  Coyote Mountain

  • Saturday, September 21:  Upper Dry Creek

  • Saturday, October 19:  Coyote Mountain

  • Saturday, October 26:  Cartwright Ridge

HIKE LEADERS NEEDED!  If you're a DCHS member and are interested in leading a hike or two please contact us at drycreekhistory@gmail.com

Hikes are in May, June, September and October

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

Front Porch Concerts

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.  Details will be posted when secured. 

These are free for our members!

If you would like to play at the Farmhouse please contact us (drycreekhistory@gmail.com).

Check back for the 2024 schedule.

weather permitting

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

Open to the Public

Old Time Farm Day

15th Annual:  2024

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 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. 

Sunday, September 29, 2024 12:00 - 5:00pm

Open to the Public

Photos from 2023

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Seed Planting Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2024:  2:00pm

Cost:  Members: $10 per person, Non-Members $15 per person

Open to the Public

Seed Planting Workshop on the Farmstead

 

We are excited to bring back out popular seed planting workshop for the 3rd year!  You will be supplied with expert advice and all the planting materials you will need.  You can either bring your own seeds or purchase seeds at the event cultivated from our very own flowers from the farmstead.  This is a wonderful event to do with your kiddos or friends!

Garden Tea Party

Garden Tea Party

 

We were so excited to host our 3rd annual Tea Party!  Thank you to all who attended.  And thank you to Lana Entringer our amazing violinist and to Marie Clyne for showing everyone the latest in hat trends from the 1800s!  We all had so much fun and we can't wait to host everyone again in April of 2025!

April 27, 2024

Cost: Members: $25 / person, Non-Members: $35 / person 

Open to the Public

Thanks to everyone who attended our WWI event in January

We are partnering again with The Fort Boise Garrison Living History Association to bring you a very unique opportunity to peek into history.  The Fort Boise Garrison members did an amazing job bringing to life what it was like during WWI for both soldiers and the citizens left behind.  One of the most interesting portions was listening about the role of the women in the Red Cross.  Stories you don't often hear.

Below are photos of the event.

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