Events

The DCHS loves to put on events for members and non-members alike!  Below is a listing of the anticipated events for 2022, we are still working on scheduling some of our event, so check back often for updates.

 

                                      NEW for this year! 

                                      

​We're adding activities each Saturday during our open houses, 12:30 - 4:30pm.  Please see below for the details and come by often to experience something new each week!  We are so lucky to partner with the The Fort Boise Garrison Living History Association.   They will be showcasing a new experience once a month at our Saturday Open Houses.  See below for details.

 

Visit this page often as events will be added throughout the summer. 

 

Click on the event tile below for details on each of the many events we host throughout the year!

Old Time Farm Day details posted below!  Tickets are available online - skip the line and purchase today!

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Seed Planting Workshop

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Garden Tea Party

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Old Time Farm Day

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History Hikes

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Front Porch Concerts

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Farmstead Open House

Click below to see a photo gallery of our events!

Farmstead Open House

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

Schedule - check back often as we'll be adding activities!

Saturday, May 7

  • Don Dallas will be demonstrating a working Edison Phonograph!  A great opportunity to see history in action.

 

Saturday, May 14

  • A rare opportunity to hear from the Barn Whisperer himself, Frank Eld.  He is well known for his expertise in Barns across the United States.  He has been the lead on restoring our very own Horse Barn.  

 

Saturday, May 21

  • Fort Boise Garrison will be onsite as a living museum showcasing the Schick Family Picnic.  The Schick family and friends celebrate a Spring picnic, featuring games of the period for adults and children.    

  • Mrs. Schick will be on hand (in costume) providing tours.

  • There will be games for kids and learn how to mine for gold!

Saturday, June 25

  • Fort Boise Garrison - Military Day.  The Army comes to visit as part of a routine patrol out of Ft Boise.  The patrol's mission will be to ensure the safety of the residents of the Dry Creek Valley from Indians, Marauders, and Highwaymen.  The troops were also always looking for the occasional Army deserters trying to make their way to the gold and silver mines.  Expect infantry and cavalry drills and other activities of soldiers in a day in the life on the frontier. The Schick family will interact with the patrol, and she may have something good to eat.  

Saturday, July 30 - This event was postponed due to extreme heat.  Check back for the new date.

  • Fort Boise Garrison - Mining Day.  Gold rush!  Come join the Fort Boise Garrison at the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead on Saturday, July 30 as they demonstrate the equipment of Idaho's gold placer mining in the 1860s and 70s.  Relive the life (and try your luck) of the men and women who helped fuel the growth of Boise, Idaho City, Placerville, Silver City, and other mining towns as the Dry Creek Valley provided the food to help feed them.  The FBG will be onsite from noon to 4:30, and as always, tour the Schick-Ostolasa farm site as well. 

 

Saturday, August 13

  • Fort Boise Garrison - Highlighting a Soldier's Life and a Civilian's Life in the Dry Creek Valley in the 1870s.  The soldiers will conduct living history demonstrations of both drill and camp life, including skirmish and firing demonstrations.  One member will demonstrate and discuss the vital role of civilian Army scouts.  Civilians will demonstrate and discuss life on the farm and interact with the soldiers.

Sunday, September 25

  • Fort Boise Garrison - Old Time Farm Day.  FBG members, both military and civilian, will conduct different activities and explain the history of the Schick Farm from the 1860s to World War 1.  

Every Saturday, May 7 - September 24 :  12:30 - 4:30pm

No cost, however donations are welcome 

Open to the Public

 
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2022 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

April

9

23

30

 

May

7

 

8

14

21

 

 

 

22

28

29

June

4

5

 

11

18

25

26

 

July

2

9

16

23

30

August

6

13

20

27

Sept

3

10

17

18

24

25

Oct

1

2

8

10

 

Nov

12

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Demo of the Edison Phonograph

History Hike, Glenn/Masters Homestead

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Come see the Barn Whisperer, Frank Eld

History Hike, Upper Dry Creek

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Mrs. Schick will be giving tours!

    Fort Boise Garrison. Schick Family Picnic

History Hike, Coyote Mountain

Front Porch Concert:  Naomi Psalm: 1 - 3pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

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

History Hike, Frog Ponds

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Front Porch Concert, 2:00pm, Veranda Strings

History Hike, Coyote Mountain

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike, Frog Ponds

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

    Fort Boise Garrison:  Military Days

Front Porch Concert, time TBA, Durein Pyles & Family

History Hike, Glenn/Masters Homestead

​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

    Fort Boise Garrison:  Mining Days

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

      Fort Boise Garrison:  Soldiers and Civilians Lives

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, Frog Ponds

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

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

Seed Planting Workshop 2:30 - 3:30pm

First Annual Garden Tea Party 11:00am / 3:00pm

History Hike, Frog Ponds

History Hike, Upper Dry Creek

Front Porch Concert:  Harry and the Rock-ets,

2:00 - 4:00pm

History Hike, Glenn/Masters Homestead

Farmhouse Open, 12:00 - 4:00pm

Eagle Plein Art Festival, 8:00am - 6:00 pm

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Fort Boise Garrison: Armistice Day Poems and Stories

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.

Schedule for 2022

  • Sunday, April 24:  Coyote Mountain

  • Saturday, April 30:  Frog Ponds

  • Sunday, May 8:  Glenn / Masters Homestead

  • Saturday, May 14:  Upper Dry Creek

  • Saturday, May 21:  Coyote Mountain

  • Sunday, May 29:  Frog Ponds

  • Sunday, June 5:  Coyote Mountain

  • Saturday, June 18:  Frog Ponds

  • Sunday, June 26:  Glenn / Masters Homestead

  • Saturday, September 10:  Coyote Mountain

  • Sunday, September 18:  Frog Ponds

  • Saturday, October 1:  Upper Dry Creek

  • Saturday, October 8:  Glenn / Masters Homestead

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.

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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.  Details will be posted when secured. 

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

Check back often as dates will be added!

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 - 3:00pm

  • Naomi Psalm

  • "Psalm's creations can be somber, poignant and even reverent, her talents akin to Sarah McLachlan" ~Andrew Crisp BOISE WEEKLY

Sunday, May 29th, 2:00pm

  • Rolling Hills Trio - canceled due to weather

Sunday, June 5th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Veranda Strings - canceled due to weather

  • Performing everything from Bach to the Beatles and so much more!

Saturday, June 25th, time TBA

  • Durein Pyles & Family

  • Civil War Era Music

Saturday, September 17th, time TBA

  • Darrian Renee - canceled

Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00 - 4:00pm

  • Harry and the Rock-ets

  • Enjoy an afternoon listing to covers of the 60's, 70's and 80's rock/pop songs!

weather permitting

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

Open to the Public

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13th Annual

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. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at the entry.

September 25, 12:00 - 4:00pm

Cost of Admission:  $8 / person; $30 / family; Free - children under 3 years of age

Open to the Public

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Saturday, April 2023:  time TBA

Cost: $10 per person 

Open to the Public

Seed Planting Workshop on the Farmstead

 

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Seed Planting Workshop!  And thanks to our board member and gardener extraordinaire Jan McNamara for leading everyone through the journey.

Check back next spring to join us for another workshop.

 

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Garden Tea Party

 

On April 23rd we had a delightful tea party at the Hidden Springs Community Barn honoring the history and traditions of the Schick-Ostalasa farmstead.

 

It was a lovely cool spring day so we had the tea in the Community Barn with a fire in the woodstove for warmth and ambience. Delicious food was served including scones, tea sandwiches and sweets. 

 

Many of the guests wore charming hats which added to the festive atmosphere which was also enhanced by live violin music.   A number of reenactors in period costume taught the guests how to play the traditional card game of whist and provided interesting facts about the dress of the period.

 

After a very enjoyable afternoon,  guests said they were already  looking forward to the tea next year.

April 29 2023

Cost: $TBD per person 

There are inclement weather plans, even if it rains the event will take place.

Open to the Public

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