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Aug 23, 2014
11:00am

Tim Talbott, Site Manager, feeding sorghum cane through horse powered millSorghum was grown on 19th Century farms to produce sorghum syrup as an alternative to sugar for sweetening. Mahaffie will present harvesting and processing demonstrations of our Sorghum.

  • Weather permitting, demonstrations may include cutting the sorghum cane and pressing it with a mid-1850s horse powered mill and boiling the sap or sorghum juice to produce sorghum syrup.
  • Visitors can help with some parts of the process and enjoy a taste of fresh syrup on biscuit samples made on the cookstove.
  • Regular site admission applies: $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission.
  • This is part of our 1860s living history activities which include stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations, visiting the Mahaffie House and exhibits in the Heritage Center. 
  • Photo is of Tim Talbott, Site Manager, feeding sorghum stalks through horse powered mill. 
Sep 7, 2014
12:00pm

Stagecoach RidesGather your grandparents to experience 1860s hands on living history activities and learn more about your own family by filling out a family tree. Grandparents receive free admission with an accompanying paid grandchild admission. Activities may include:

  • Stagecoach rides
  • Filling out your own family tree
  • Blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations
  • Visiting the exhibits in the Heritage Center, the Mahaffie House and the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn
  • Admission: $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission
Sep 11, 2014
10:00am
  • Fall Home School Day offers two sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Activities may include: Visiting the new Agricultural Heritage Barn, Mahaffie House tours, Blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations
  • Cost is $5/student, accompanying adults are free. If adults would like to ride the stagecoach, cost is $2/adult for a stagecoach ride
  • Registration required and ends Thursday September 4th
  • Plus!-Every paid admission received a coupon that allows half price ($3/Regular admission $6) to the Olathe Community Center right across the street for September 11 only. Bring your swim suits and enjoy the lovely indoor pool!
  • Home School Families are invited to enjoy them on their own pace.
  • Payment is due the day of the event.
Sep 27, 2014
10:00am

Enjoy our annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke & Petticoats, Professor Farquar and more! Lots of hands on children's activities for the whole family. Cost is $5/ages 5 & up or a special family rate of 5 tickets for $20!

Sep 28, 2014
11:00am

Enjoy our annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke & Petticoats, Professor Farquar and more! Lots of hands on children's activities for the whole family. Cost is $5/ages 5 and up or a special family rate of five tickets for $20!

Oct 7, 2014
3:30pm

Come experience for yourself the hands on living history school programs we offer students!

  • Free admission
  • Door Prizes
  • Stagecoach Rides
  • Light Refreshments

Registration required