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Oct 1, 2016
10:00am

Horse Powered Sorghum PressFall is a busy time on any farm, past and present. Weekends in October, Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just as the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s, weather and crop conditions permitting. Sorghum is featured throughout the weekend and activities may include:

  • Cutting sorghum and horse powered pressing demonstrations throughout the afternoon.
  • Sorghum straining and cooking
  • Stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations
  • Visiting the Mahaffie House and Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn.
  • All activities included with daily admission, $7/adults and $5/children ages 5-11.
  • The theme for October 8 & 9 is Corn.
Oct 2, 2016
12:00pm

Horse powered sorghum press

Fall is a busy time on any farm, past and present. Weekends in October, Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just as the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s, weather and crop conditions permitting. Sorghum is featured throughout the weekend and activities may include: 

  • Cutting sorghum and horse powered pressing demonstrations throughout the afternoon. 
  • Sorghum straining and cooking
  • Stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations
  • Visiting the Mahaffie House and Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn. 
  • All activities included with daily admission, $7/adults and $5/children ages 5-11. 
  • The theme for October 8 & 9 is Corn.
Oct 8, 2016
10:00am

Horse Powered Grinding demonstrationsFall is a busy time on any farm, past and present. Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just as the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s, (weather and crop conditions permitting) Activities may include:

  • Picking corn, the type of corn is called bloody butcher and is a field corn used for animal feed
  • Horse powered grinding corn demonstrations 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
  • Enjoy a stagecoach ride, blacksmith demonstrations and visiting the Mahaffie House. All activities included with regular site admission, $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11.
  • The theme for October 15 & 16 is Wheat
Oct 8, 2016
10:00am

Drive a Lincoln to Support Mahaffie

  • Test drive a Lincoln at Olathe Ford Lincoln 1845 E. Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS
  • The Lincoln Motor Company donates $20 to the Mahaffie Foundation! 
  • Mahaffie staff will be there to greet drivers and we appreciate your support!
Oct 9, 2016
12:00pm

Making a corn shock

Fall is a busy time on any farm, past and present. Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just as the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s, (weather and crop conditions permitting) Activities may include:

  • Picking corn, the type of corn is called bloody butcher and is a field corn used for animal feed
  • Horse powered grinding corn demonstrations 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Enjoy a stagecoach ride, blacksmith demonstrations and visiting the Mahaffie House. All activities included with regular site admission, $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11.
  • The theme for October 15 & 16 is Wheat
Oct 11, 2016
7:00pm

Mahaffie volunteer Mary Talbott​Mahaffie volunteer Mary Talbott will present Goats 101: a history of goats in America. This class presents an overview of goat breeds, uses for goats on a historic farm, their care and maintenance. After a short slide show, we'll adjourn to the goat pen and learn how work with our goats. This hands-on workshop presents haltering, harnessing and more! Cost is $5 and recommended for ages 8 and up. Registration required

Oct 13, 2016
7:00pm
  • Mahaffie Family Cemetery StoneLearn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery
  • The theme this is year is Early Olathe Politics where you may meet the first mayor, a presidential candidate and a governor. 
  • Tickets are $6/person ages 5 & up and may be purchased by calling 913-971-5111
  • Tours last approximately one hour, are limited to 30 participants and involve a lot of walking
  • Tour times are 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. (no 8:30 p.m. tour Saturday)
  • Please park at Northview Elementary School 905 N Walker the evening of the tour
  • Thursday night is Scout night where a special Mahaffie Cemetery Tour patch is included with ticket admission

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