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Jul 1, 2015
9:00am

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
  • Writing on Independence Rock
  • 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 2, 2015
9:00am

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
  • Writing on Independence Rock
  • 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 2, 2015
6:00pm

19th Century ground based fireworksEnjoy ground based old-fashioned 19th century fireworks to celebrate Independence Day! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy activities on the historic Mahaffie grounds. FREE admission! (some activities carry an extra fee)

  • Mahaffie activities are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-include stagecoach rides ($3/person ages 3 & up), visiting the Mahaffie House, Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and Heritage Center, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations. 
  • Enjoy 19th Century batting practice, all ages and skill levels welcome. Learn more about 1860s baseball rules by learning with other players
  • Decorate your bicycle, stroller or wagon to help celebrate America-parade on Mahaffie grounds begins at 7 p.m.
  • Olathe Civic Band Concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cowboy Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m.-dress as your favorite cowboy to win Wild West Days tickets
  • Bootloose! Melodrama trailer-learn more about the hero, Parker Lone Elm, the heroine, Loula Petula and the villain, T. Rain Trax
  • Sing along to Patriotic Music
  • Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9:15 p.m. followed by a cannon firing
  • 19th century ground display fireworks begin at dark, approximately at 9:30 p.m.-these fireworks are set display pieces viewed only while on the Mahaffie grounds. 
  • Food available for purchase. Boy Scout Troop 494 will have funnel cakes, fried Oreos, hot dogs and more for sale. Doc's Root Beer available for purchase.
  • Parking available at the Heritage Center parking lot. 
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
  • Cannon firings
  • 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

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