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Jun 29, 2016
10:00am

Try your hand at a rubberband cannonFrank and Ella were the names of the youngest Mahaffie children. They grew up on the Mahaffie Farm in the 1870s, participated in many farm chores but enjoyed games too! Our summer program features a different theme of activities each week. Preschools, day cares, summer youth groups and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy 1860s living history activities. Activities go on throughout the day and please allow an average of 60 minutes for your visit. Activities featured for Mad Scientists-1860s Style may include: 

  • Learn about the Magic Lantern Show! 
  • Learn about the science of gun powder with a sneak peek of our 19th Century fireworks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • Learn about steam power and how it helped bring goods west in the 19th century. 
  • Stagecoach rides
  • 19th century games
  • Coloring contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up,one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. Registration encouraged for groups of 10 or more and payment is due the day of your program. When you visit, pay your admission in the Heritage Center, pick up your map and walk less than one quarter of a mile to the historic Mahaffie grounds. Groups and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy under the white tent. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their visit. Activities are not part of a structured summer camp where youth are accompanied by a camp instructor. If you have further questions, please call 913-971-5111. Thank you.

Jun 30, 2016
10:00am

Magic Lantern ShowFrank and Ella were the names of the youngest Mahaffie children. They grew up on the Mahaffie Farm in the 1870s, participated in many farm chores but enjoyed games too! Our summer program features a different theme of activities each week. Preschools, day cares, summer youth groups and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy 1860s living history activities. Activities go on throughout the day and please allow an average of 60 minutes for your visit. Activities featured for Mad Scientists-1860s Style may include: 

  • Learn about the Magic Lantern Show (see photo) 
  • Learn about the science of gun powder with a sneak peek of our 19th Century fireworks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m
  • Learn about steam power and how it helped bring goods west in the 19th century. 
  • Stagecoach rides
  • 19th century games
  • Coloring contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5.Registration encouraged for groups of 10 or more and payment is due the day of your program. When you visit, pay your admission in the Heritage Center, pick up your map and walk less than one quarter of a mile to the historic Mahaffie grounds. Groups and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy under the white tent. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their visit. Activities are not part of a structured summer camp where youth are accompanied by a camp instructor. If you have further questions, please call 913-971-5111. Thank you.

Jun 30, 2016
6:00pm

Enjoy popcorn at the Magic Lantern ShowEnjoy a different theme of 1860s living history each week during our Family Fun Nights. Mad Scientists-1860s Style features items from the gadgets and technology of the day! FREE admission. Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up.Some activities require an extra fee. Activities may include:

  • Learn about the science of gun powder with a sneak peek of our 19th Century Fireworks demonstration at 7 p.m. 
  • Write with invisible ink, ($1)
  • Enjoy a Magic Lantern Show (with popcorn!) for $1. 
  • Stagecoach rides-$3/person ages 3 & up
  • Make an 'S' hook-$3/hook ages 8 & up
  • Make a wooden steamboat and learn about how steam power brought goods west. $4/wooden boat, all ages
  • Visit the Mahaffie House
  • Send a message via telegraph
Jul 3, 2016
12:00pm

Enjoy Hand Games such as dominoes, tops, pick-up sticks, lawn bowling and hunt the ring during Leisurely Sundays. Mahaffie staff will guide visitors to play such fun activities using common 1860s rules. Did you know playing dominoes was prohibited at the conventions of the YMCA in 1867 because they were considered by some to be a game of chance?* Other activities include stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House and more! Leisurely Sundays are made possible through a grant from the Kansas Museums Association and are included with regular site admission $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission.  

Jul 4, 2016
10:00am

Declaration of IndependenceIndependence Day was the holiday of the 1860s and we invite visitors of all ages to enjoy living history! Activities may include: 

  • A reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon
  • Cannon firing after the reading is finished around 12:10 p.m. 
  • Sing Patriotic songs at 2 p.m. 
  • Meet Uncle Sam!
  • Sign your own copy of the Declaration 
  • Riding the stagecoach
  • Visiting the Mahaffie House
  • Cookstove demonstrations

All activities included with regular site admission, $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission. 

Jul 6, 2016
10:00am

Write on Independence RockFrank and Ella were the names of the youngest Mahaffie children. They grew up on the Mahaffie Farm in the 1870s, participated in many farm chores but enjoyed games too! Our summer program features a different theme of activities each week. Preschools, day cares, summer youth groups and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy 1860s living history activities. Activities go on throughout the day and please allow an average of 60 minutes for your visit. Activities featured for Independence Day may include: 

  • Patriotic Songs
  • Signing the Declaration of Independence
  • Check out our surrey 
  • Stagecoach rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. Registration encouraged for groups of 10 or more and payment is due the day of your program. When you visit, pay your admission in the Heritage Center, pick up your map and walk less than one quarter of a mile to the historic Mahaffie grounds. Groups and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy under the white tent. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their visit. Activities are not part of a structured summer camp where youth are accompanied by a camp instructor. If you have further questions, please call 913-971-5111. Thank you.

Jul 7, 2016
10:00am

Sing Patriotic SongsFrank and Ella were the names of the youngest Mahaffie children. They grew up on the Mahaffie Farm in the 1870s, participated in many farm chores but enjoyed games too! Our summer program features a different theme of activities each week. Preschools, day cares, summer youth groups and visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy 1860s living history activities. Activities go on throughout the day and please allow an average of 60 minutes for your visit. Activities featured for Independence Day may include: 

  • Patriotic Songs
  • Signing the Declaration of Independence
  • Stagecoach rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. Registration encouraged for groups of 10 or more and payment is due the day of your program. When you visit, pay your admission in the Heritage Center, pick up your map and walk less than one quarter of a mile to the historic Mahaffie grounds. Groups and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch to enjoy under the white tent. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their visit. Activities are not part of a structured summer camp where youth are accompanied by a camp instructor. If you have further questions, please call 913-971-5111. Thank you.

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