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Jul 4, 2015
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 firings at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
  • Singing Patriotic Songs
  • Stagecoach rides
  • Visiting the Mahafife House
  • Cookstove demonstrations

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

Jul 8, 2015
9:00am

Marching and DrillingFrank 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 Civil War may include: 

  • Marching and Driling
  • Signing up for the Union Army!
  • Soldier Camp Life
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring Contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, accompanying adults are free (stagecoach rides are $2/adult) 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 9, 2015
9:00am

RecruitmentFrank 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 Civil War may include: 

  • Marching and Drilling
  • Sign up for the Union Army!
  • Soldier Camp Life
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring Contest

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, accompanying adults are free (stagecoach rides are $2/adult) 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 9, 2015
6:00pm

Cannon DrillEnjoy a different theme of 1860s living history each week during our Family Fun Nights. Civil War features camp life, marching and drilling, and artillery drills. FREE admission, stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up, some activities require an extra fee. 

  • Learn about what a solider would eat while in camp
  • Participate in an artillery drill with the cannon at 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the science of the cannon by a rubber band cannon
  • Play 19th century games
  • Make an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up ($3)
  • Visit the Mahaffie House, exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and the Heritage Center
Jul 11, 2015
5:00pm

Bootloose!As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Mahaffie House, we are pleased to partner with the Olathe Civic Theatre Association to present an old-fashioned melodrama! This Olathe original production is written by OCTA Board Members Shelly Stewart Banks and Peter Leondedis and is directed by Shelly Stewart Banks. The melodrama takes place under the white tent on the historic Mahaffie grounds

  • Cheer the hero, Parker Lone Elm! (otherwise known as K-7)
  • Cheer the heroine, Loula Petula!
  • Boo the villain, T. Rain Trax!
  • Meet Higher N. Hyer, boot maker and his son, Lower Hyer
  • Smokin' Joes BBQ served between shows
  • Two shows only 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.-performances last approximately one hour
  • The performance takes place under the white tent on the historic Mahaffie grounds and has limited seating
  • Tickets are $20/person ages 5 & up and includes Smokin' Joes BBQ and a drink.
  • Proceeds go towards maintaining the OCTA Theatre building and Title I scholarships at Mahaffie.
  • ​Purchase your tickets* at Mahaffie by calling at 913-971-5111 or at OCTA
  • Parking for the event takes place at the parking lot near the Mahaffie House, not the Heritage Center parking lot. Please use the service drive to access the white tent the day of the event. 

*Cancelation and Refund Policy: In case of inclement weather or conditions Saturday July 11 and the event needs to be canceled, tickets will not be refunded. Ticket proceeds go towards OCTA and Mahaffie. 

Jul 15, 2015
9:00am

Oxen in TrainingFrank 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 Hit the Trail!* may include: 

  • Packing a wagon for the Oregon Trail
  • Panning for Gold on the California Trail
  • Oxen in training demonstration for the Santa Fe Trail
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring Contest

*Due to crop readiness, activities on July 15/16 and July 22/23 may be switched

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, accompanying adults are free (stagecoach rides are $2/adult) 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 16, 2015
9:00am

Oregon TrailFrank 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 Hit the Trail!* may include: 

  • Packing a wagon for the Oregon Trail
  • Panning for Gold on the California Trail
  • Oxen in training demonstration for the Santa Fe Trail
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Craft
  • Coloring Contest

*Due to crop readiness, activities on July 15/16 and July 22/23 may be switched

Cost is $5/youth ages 5 & up, accompanying adults are free (stagecoach rides are $2/adult) 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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