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Apr 11, 2015

Sewing a Mug RugBrownie Scouts can earn a special Mahaffie patch only during this program. Enjoy sewing activities in the morning and 1860s living history in the afternoon. Brownie Scouts can attend either a full day, a half day session in the morning or half day session in the afternoon. Activities are listed:

  • 9:30 am to 10 am-Paying registration fee in Heritage Center if not paid through registration
  • 10 am to 12 pm-Sewing activities on patio of Heritage Center
  • 12 pm to 12:30 pm-lunch, please bring your own lunch
  • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm-1860s living history activities that may include a stagecoach ride, 19th century games, laundry and chores

Cost is $10/Brownie Scout for full day, $6/half day (either morning or afternoon), accompanying adults are free. Additional siblings ages 5 & up are $5/sibling, children ages 4 and under are free.

Registration is required an due by Friday April 10th.

Register as a troop (payment due April 11th, we accept cash, check VISA or MasterCard)

Register using your Olathe Parks and Recreation account, enter Code 27309 for the full day

Code 27310 for the 10 am to 12 pm session only

Code 27311 for the 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm session only

Apr 23, 2015

Planting CornHome School families are welcome to enjoy spring 1860s living history activities at their own pace. Activities may include:

  • Chores
  • Stagecoach rides (weather and ground conditions permitting)
  • Spring farming activities such as planting (weather and ground conditions permitting
  • Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Cookstove demonstrations
  • Visiting the Mahaffie House
  • Exhibits in the Heritage Center and Agricultural Livestock Barn and more!

Home School Day FAQs

  • Two sessions are offered: 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Cost is $5/home school student ages 5 & up, accompanying adults are FREE ($2/adult for stagecoach rides), children ages 4 and under are free
  • Bring your lunch and picnic under the white tent on the grounds after enjoying the activities
  • Learn more about our pre and post visit materials designed for all ages
  • Registration required and due by Thursday April 16th
  • Payment is due day of the program
  • Please dress for the weather, activities take place rain or shine
May 2, 2015

Grand Army of the Republic statue-Olathe Memorial Cemetery2015 brings together three milestones in the story of Olathe. In 1865, Olathe citizens experienced many different events-the end of the Civil War, the first burial in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery and the completion of the limestone Mahaffie farmhouse that can still be visited today. Activities at both locations help tell the story of these important events. 

  • 10 am at the Mahaffie farmhouse-Learn more about 19th century mourning rituals including how the parlor was used in the house
  • 1 pm at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery*-three different themed tours available: gravestone symbolism, memorable citizens and the significance of the trees
  • 3:30 pm Closing Ceremony honoring all veterans of the Civil War. Tom Rafiner, author of Caught Between Three Fires speaks about the Border War and Civil War affecting Olathe. The Sons of Union Veterans will assist with the closing ceremony.

Other activities include: period music by the Second Baptist Church of Olathe at the Cemetery, refreshments available for purchase.

*When attending the activities at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery, please park at Northview Elementary School, 905 N Walker, Olathe, KS 66061. Signs will direct visitors to the activities.