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Dry Creek Historical Society hosts Old Time Farm Day at Schick-Ostolaga Farmstead

Posted: 4:02 PM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 21:40:21-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Homestead Act back in the 1860's encouraged westward expansion and led to some of the first settlers living in the Dry Creek area.

The Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead was built in 1868 and the Dry Creek Historical Society makes it their mission to preserve history and teach it to the next generation.

"It's really special, our property is so unique," said Cindi Elliot the president of the Dry Creek Historical Society. "We want the next five generations to see these properties and learn what it was like to live in the 1800's."

Old Farm Day featured family-friendly fun with the goal of getting kids off their phones and immersed in history by making it come alive.

The event included demonstrations from the Fort Boise Garrison Living History Association, string band music, animals and historical storytelling.

The event also marks the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Dry Creek Historical Society.