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Sep 10, 2015
10:00am

Driving the steers Dan and DavyHome school families are invited to participate in 1860s hands-on living history activities from our school programs with other home school families. This open house format allows students to participate in each activity at their own pace. Two sessions are offered: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your lunch to enjoy under the white tent on the historic Mahaffie grounds. Registration is required and payment is due the day of the program. Cost is $5/home school student ages 5 and up, accompanying adults are free ($2/adult for stagecoach rides) 

Sep 13, 2015
12:00pm

Cookstove DemonstrationEnjoy 1860s hands-on living history activities such as stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove. Fill out a family tree with your grandparents to learn more about your family! One grandparent admitted FREE with every paid grandchild admission. Regular site admission applies $7/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission. 

Sep 17, 2015
4:00pm

Drop in to the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park Street, Olathe, KS, to create a personalized memory box perfect for storing your small treasures and mementos, and to learn more about the Santa Fe Trail. The program is inspired by the American Girl character Josefina and presented at the downtown Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park Street, Olathe, KS. Mahaffie staff will be there to help visitors connect to the importance of the Santa Fe Trail to the Mahaffie family. 

No registration required but supplies are limited. Recommended for grates K-5. 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.  

This program takes place at the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park Street Olathe, KS 66061, not at Mahaffie. 

Sep 17, 2015
6:30pm

After a showing of Foreigners in Their Own Land, an episode of the PBS documentary, 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. Gene Chavez, Ed.D will discuss trade along the Santa Fe trail, including how the Santa Fe Trail affected the growth of Olathe. FREE! This program is open to all ages and will be held at the Heritage Center hosted by the Olathe Historical Society.

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

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.  

 

Sep 22, 2015
6:30pm

Railroads crisscross Olathe, carrying goods and people throughout the nation. We'll watch Empire of Dreams, 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. The series focuses on the families who fled the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Then Antonio Delgado, Ph.D, will share his recent research regarding refugees who fled north to Kansas and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. 

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

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.  

Sep 26, 2015
7:00am

This family friendly fun run or 5K pits participants against obstacles such as the elbow crawl, tire flip, a hay bale carry and fun obstacles such as a stick horse race for the kiddos and a rubber band shoot off for adults. Starting time begins at 7 a.m. and obstacle course takes place at Stagecoach Park, across the street from Mahaffie where the Olathe Community Center is located. Parking available at Olathe North High School where a shuttle brings you to the course. Shuttles begin at 7:30 a.m. 

Registration required: ​

  • $35/person ages 5 & up (includes t-shirt)
  • $42/person ages 5 & up (includes t-shirt, Omelet Fest breakfast at the Heritage Center AND admission to Wild West Days at Mahaffie!
Sep 26, 2015
10:00am
  • Wicked LiarsEnjoy this two day annual fall event featuring LIVE entertainment from the Whip Guy, the Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke and Petticoats and more! Saturday September 26th & Sunday September 27th
  • Lots of hands-on children's activities for the whole family
  • Please park at Olathe North High School, 600 E. Prairie where a free shuttle brings you to the Heritage Center
  • Cost is $5/person ages 5 & up or a special family rate of 5 tickets for $20!
  • Admission includes:
    • one stagecoach ride brought to you by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • All live entertainment on the grounds!
    • Chuckwagon Cook Off (Saturday only)
    • Visiting encampments
    • Visiting the Alpacas from the Tails of Tranquility Alpaca Ranch and Levi and Sampson, the oxen from Grassy Ridge Oxen
    • Visiting the Mahaffie House, exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and Heritage Center
  • Activities requiring an extra fee:
    • Tickets for activities are $1/ticket or a special rate of 12 tickets for $10 (activity tickets are non-refundable) Tickets are available for purchase at the Children's Mercantile with cash or VISA or MasterCard
    • Rubberband Gun Gallery ($1) (all ages)
    • Gold panning, leather stamping, Rocking M Miniatures where children can experience driving a wagon with miniature horses or donkeys ($2) (all ages) air gun shooting gallery, ages 8 & up ($2)
    • Branding ($3) all ages
    • Making an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up ($4) 
  • Food and concessions available for purchase: Doc's Root Beer, the Olathe Noon Optimist Club, Boy Scout Troop 494 and Butterfluff Popcorn (activity tickets not accepted at the food vendors)
  • Saturday only: come early for the Omelet Fest presented by the Olathe Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club. Cost is $8/omelet and includes admission to Wild West Days! Omelet Fest is 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Heritage Center

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