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Events

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

Planning is underway for our largest fundraiser of the year - Old Time Farm Day!  

  • Sunday, September 17

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Looking for donations for our Silent Auction and bakers for our Baked Goods Sale - click on the Old Time Farm Day tile below for more information.  Also - we need Volunteers! Lots of different activities from which to choose.  The link is below.

See below for our upcoming events.  We hope you join us!  Click on the below tiles to learn more about our ongoing 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).  

2023 Schedule - check back often as we'll be adding new activates as they are confirmed

Saturday, May 6

  • Opening Day for 2023!

  • See below for photos of Opening Day!

Saturday May 27

  • Fort Boise Garrison:  Idaho Gold and Silver Mining.

  • Join the Fort Boise Garrison as they will be dressed as miners circa 1863 and demonstrate placer mining techniques with the tools and equipment from the area.  If any gold or silver is found during the demonstration - proceeds will go to the DCHS!

Saturday, July 15

  • Fort Boise Garrison:  Summer Picnic at the Farm, 1875

  • The Schicks and their neighbors will be having a picnic with refreshments and games of the period - please come by and join in the fun!

Saturday, August 19

  • Fort Boise Garrison:  Life on the Farm, 1870 - 1880

  • Join the Fort Boise Garrison as they will be dressed as a farm family and hired hands demonstrating life on the farm through butter and soap making, carpentry and discussing animal husbandry and crops.

Sunday, September 17 (12:00 - 4:00 pm)

  • Fort Boise Garrison:  Old Time Farm Day

  • Join the Fort Boise Garrison as they will be dressed as military through the ages, 1863-1918 from Fort Boise as they visit the Dry Creek Valley

Every Saturday, May 6 - September 24 :  12:30 - 4:30pm

No cost, however, donations are welcome 

Open to the Public

Farmstead Open House

2023 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

Jan

7

April

22

29

 

May

1-4

6

13

20

21

27

June

3

4

10

17

24

July

1

8

15

22

29

August

5

12

19

26

Sept

2

3

9

10

16

17

23

30

Oct

8

22

28

Idaho Gives Campaign

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Front Porch Concert 2:00 - 4:00pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Front Porch Concert 2:00 - 4:00pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Cruisin' Car Show 10:00am - 2:00pm

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, Summer Picnic circa 1875

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, Life on the Farm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

​Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike: Upper Dry Creek

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Front Porch Concert 2:00 - 4:00pm

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

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

Fort Boise Garrison, Military through the Ages

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

History Hike:  Coyote Mountain Loop

Farmhouse Tour 12:30 - 4:30pm

Seed Planting Workshop, 2:30pm

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

World War I Event

History Hike: Cartwright Ridge Homesteads

History Hike: Coyote Mountain Loop

History Hike: Frog Ponds

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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 2023 schedule:

  • Sunday, September 3:         Upper Dry Creek

  • Saturday, September 23:   Coyote Mountain Loop

  • Sunday, October 8:               Carwright Ridge Homesteads 

  • Sunday, October 22:            Coyote Mountain Loop

  • Saturday, October 28:         Frog Ponds

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. 

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

2023 Schedule

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 - 4:00pm

  • Travelin' Miles & Honey Bear

  • A Jug Band Duo - 

    • Travelin' Miles & Honey Bear are a jug band duo from Boise, Idaho. They sing songs about cadillacs, rattlesnakes, freight trains, long nights, crows and workin' hard to make a living in these modern times.  Travelin' Miles & Honey Bear opened for Grammy Award winning American Songster Dom Flemons at the 2020 Lost N Lava Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Shoshone, Idaho.

    • Their songs are born from American roots of blues, country, folk, jazz and rockabilly. Their instruments are conventional and un-conventional: guitar, banjo, suitcase percussion kit, harmonica, jews harp, washboard, fiddle, washtub bass and saw.

weather permitting

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

Open to the Public

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

  • Down to the Wire Choir

  • Country, Blue Grass, among other types of music

    • This trio each have a rich history of many genres of music.  Take a listen to their music by clicking above to visit their website.

    • Dale Keys, Rob Matson and Kim Keys

Sunday, September 10, 2:00 - 4:00pm

weather permitting

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

Open to the Public

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Old Time Farm Day

14th Annual:  2023

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. 

Click below for event details .

Tickets are available at the entry, cash, credit or debit cards accepted.

Sunday, September 17, 12:00 - 5:00pm

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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Seed Planting Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2023:  2:30pm

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

Open to the Public

Seed Planting Workshop on the Farmstead

 

We celebrated Earth Day by hosting a seed planting workshop!  The weather cooperated and we had a successful workshop!  Thanks to those that came out to learn about germinating your own seeds!

 

Check back for the date in 2024!

Garden Tea Party

Garden Tea Party

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the Second Annual Garden Tea Party!  We have a wonderful turnout and the weather was amazing.  All learned about tea etiquette in the 1800s by a comedic duo of Cheryl and Cyndi.

Thanks to all the volunteers who are essential to making this yearly event happen.

Look back for information on the date for 2024!

April 29 2023

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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