Dry Creek Historical Society

We are...

  1. -Volunteer-run

  2. -Funded by memberships, private donations, grants & in-kind donations.
    Major donors are recognized by signs on the site and in newsletters.

  3. For information on giving: info@drycreekhistory.org


Individual - $30/year

Family - $60/year

Sponsor - $100/year

Mail memberships to:

Dry Creek Historical Society

5006 W. Farm Court

Boise, Idaho 83714

Dry Creek Historical Society is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.


Dry Creek Historical Society, Inc. is an Idaho non-profit charitable corporation established to preserve the rural agricultural heritage of the Dry Creek Valley, Idaho.

Our first project was the rehabilitation of the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead for use as an agricultural living history site. The project was begun in 2005 by a group of dedicated volunteers with donations from private, corporate and public sources for planning, interpretive programming, marketing, rehabilitation, preservation, and maintenance of the property. The Dry Creek Historical Society also collects the oral history of the Valley & encourages Valley residents to preserve and value the physical remains of their past.

The Farmstead was selected as a County Historic Treasure by the Ada County Historic Preservation Council in 2006. In 2007, we received an Orchid Award from Preservation Idaho for our historic preservation work at the Farmstead. In 2009, we were the first Idaho recipients of the Alfred E. Corey Award from the American Association for State and Local History. Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter declared September 17, 2009 as Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Day in Idaho.


A Preservation Journey