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 the theme this weekend and activities may include: cutting sorghum and hands on activities about sorghum. Other activities include stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations, visiting the Mahaffie House and Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn. All activities included with daily admission, $7/adults and $4/children ages 5-11. The theme for October 10th & 11th is corn.
Join two groups, El Grupo Folklorico Atotonilco and Trio Atzlan Live as Hispanic Heritage Month continues to spotlight a new dimension of Olathe's history. Performances take place in the Heritage Center, recommended for all ages and FREE!
This is part of month long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th through October 15th,Mahaffie is partnering with the Olathe Latino Coalition to discover a new dimension of Olathe's history. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Gene Chavez, Ed.D., will provide a historical overview of the Latino struggle for civil rights. Watch Prejudice and Pride, an episode of the PBS documentary series, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. This is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. Members of groups past and present are invited to attend. Music will be provided by local Panamanian/Mexican musician Enrique Chi.
This is part of month long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th through October 15th,Mahaffie is partnering with the Olathe Latino Coalition to discover a new dimension of Olathe's history. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association
Fall Scout Day is Saturday October 17. Activities may include 1860s fall harvest, stagecoach rides and visiting the Mahaffie House. Cost is $6/Scout, $5/addition siblings ages 5-11, accompanying adults are free (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Payment is due the day of the program. Registration is required, however payment is due day of the program. When you pay admission in the Heritage Center, a map is provided with the activities on the grounds.
A special Mahaffie patch for each scout is included with admission
Allow up to 60 minutes for your visit. The visit is self guided, however, there are Mahaffie staff/volunteers dressed in 19th Century clothing at each activity. You are welcome to bring your lunch or snack to enjoy under the white tent on the Mahaffie grounds, picnic tables available under tent. Food is not available for purchase
Activities may include:
blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations
1860s Fall Harvest activities such as picking corn
Meeting Dan and Davy, site steers training to be oxen