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Jun 3, 2015
9:00am

RopingFrank 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 featured for Kansas Cowboys may include: 

  • Roping
  • Chuckwagon Cooking
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Cowboy 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.

Jun 4, 2015
9:00am

Coloring ContestFrank 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 featured for Kansas Cowboys may include: 

  • Roping
  • Chuckwagon Cooking
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Cowboy 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.

Jun 4, 2015
6:00pm

Cow Poke cooking at the Mahaffie ChuckwagonEnjoy a different theme of living history activities each week during our Family Fun Nights. Kansas Cowboys features roping, cowboy gear, and cow poke cooking demonstration using the Mahaffie chuckwagon. FREE admission, stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up, some activities require an extra fee. 

  • Make a brand ($3)
  • Make an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up, ($3)
  • Leather stamping ($2)
  • Stagecoach rides ($3/person ages 3 & up)
  • Other FREE activities include: visiting the Mahaffie House, 19th century games, visiting the exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and the Heritage Center
Jun 5, 2015
1:00pm
  • 2014 Sunflower Wickets WinnersThe Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site Foundation will host the Sixth Annual Sunflower Wickets, a croquet tournament, in support of the preservation, programming and promotion of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. 
  • Enjoy a video from the 2013 Tournament 
  • Play will be held at the Two Trails Park located at 1000 N. Ridgeview near the street from the historic site. Sunflower Wickets Registration
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishing teams.
  • Croquet was a popular and inexpensive sport throughout the country in the mid 19th century. 
  • The format will be golf croquet, which is simple, quick, and easy to learn and play. Golf croquet is played on a reduced playing field with six wickets. The object of the game is to play your ball through the wickets with the least amount of strokes. 
  • Field Sponsors: the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Olathe City Council, the Olathe Historical Society. Special thanks to the Midwest Croquet Association for their assistance with this event. 
Jun 6, 2015
10:00am

MudwagonIn recognition of National Trails Day on Saturday June 6th, take a ride on the mudwagon just acquired by Mahaffie! Mudwagons were used on rough or muddy roads or steep terrain because they are lighter and simpler in design. Our mudwagon has an original body and rebuilt running gear. Both styles were used by Barlow, Sanderson and Company that used the Mahaffie Home as a stop on their line. The acquisition of the mudwagon was made possible by an Interpretive Grant from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Other activities may include:

  • Children can write a letter, mark it with a special posted by stagecoach stamp and carry their letters in the coach mailbag that day
  • Learn more about the duties of the conductor and driver, and their roles protecting the U.S. Mail
  • Cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations
  • Visiting the Mahafffie House, exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and the Heritage Center
  • All activities included with site admission: $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission
Jun 10, 2015
9:00am

Civil War 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 featured for the Civil War may include: 

  • Marching and Drilling 
  • Camp Life
  • Recruitment
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Civil War 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.

Jun 11, 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 featured for the Civil War may include: 

  • Marching and Drilling 
  • Camp Life
  • Recruitment
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • 19th century games
  • Civil War 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.

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