Welcome to Idaho's Agricultural Past


The historic Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead is located in the foothills north of Boise, 15 minutes from downtown. 


Our address:

5006 West Farm Court

Boise, Idaho 83714


The farmstead was inhabited from the 1860s - 2005.  It is the longest continuously inhabited home in the state of Idaho. 

Today, the preserved Farmstead site covers 2 acres along Dry Creek, with seven historic farm buildings: the Farmhouse, a Detached Red Cookhouse and Spring House (called the Red House), Root Cellar, Woodshed, Saddle Shed, Granary, and a Horse Barn.

The historic site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 for its regional significance as an outstanding example of early homesteading in Idaho, and 19th & 20th century agriculture in the West.

Our primary tenets are not only to preserve the Farmstead and property but also to educate.  We do this through our School Tours, Events, Farmhouse Tours (May - September), Newsletters, etc.  We hope you visit us and learn what makes this Farmstead so special. 

Visit the Farmstead for more information on the history and what we're up to now.


Upcoming Events in October

  • October 9:  Haunted Farmstead, 6 - 10pm

  • October 10:  Front Porch Concert, 1 - 3pm

  • October 17:  History Hike, members only

  • October 30:  History Hike, members only


Click here to view our Events Page

Haunted Farmhouse

Saturday, October 9

6:00pm - 10:00pm

4th Annual Dry Creek Historical Society’s HAUNTED FARMHOUSE
Join us for the 4th Annual Haunted Farmhouse event!
Only $5 / person
  • Corn Maze
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Food Trucks
  • DJ 
  • Family Halloween Movie
  • And more!
Canopy tents, chairs, blankets welcome
DCHS Merchandise is here!

Branded items have arrived!  We're so excited to offer you this merchandise!  All proceeds go to support the Farmstead.  Check it out!  Book sales are coming soon, so check back often as our offerings will change!!

If you visit the Farmstead on Saturdays between 12:30 - 4:30pm the merchandise will be there for sale.

Dry Creek Historical Society, Inc. is an Idaho 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization established to preserve the rural agricultural heritage of the Dry Creek Valley, Idaho.


Your donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.. Please visit here if you would like to donate today.