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May 27, 2016
10:00am

Mahaffie HouseSummer Living History is Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. from Friday, May 27 until Sunday, September 4. All activities included with admission, $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11. 1860s hands-on living history activities may include:

  • Stagecoach rides
  • Cookstove demonstrations in the cellar of the house 
  • Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Visiting the Mahaffie House
  • Playing 19th century games such as graces and rolling hoops
  • Visiting exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and the Heritage Center
  • Seasonal farming activities
Jun 1, 2016
10:00am

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, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. 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. 

Jun 2, 2016
10:00am

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, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. 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. 

Jun 2, 2016
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 ($2)
  • Make an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up, ($3)
  • Stagecoach rides ($3/person ages 3 & up)
  • Other FREE activities include: visiting the Mahaffie House, 19th century games, roping, cowboy gear, chuckwagon cooking, visiting the exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and the Heritage Center
  • Dress up as your favorite cowboy for the Cowboy Costume Contest at 7:30 p.m. near the back porch of the Mahaffie House. Two categories: ages 3-12 and ages 12 & up. The winner of each category will be awarded a family ticket package to Wild West Days in September. 
Jun 3, 2016
1:00pm
  • 2014 Sunflower Wickets WinnersThe Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site Foundation will host the Seventh Annual Sunflower Wickets, a croquet tournament, in support of the preservation, programming and promotion of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site. 
  • Croquet was a popular and inexpensive sport throughout the country in the mid 19th century
  • All events will be at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS near Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets Registration
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishing teams.
  • 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 & Visitors Bureau, the Olathe City Council, and the Olathe Historical Society. Special thanks to the Midwest Croquet Association for their assistance with this event. 
Jun 8, 2016
10:00am

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, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. 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. 

Jun 9, 2016
10:00am

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, one free adult admitted with each paying youth, (stagecoach rides are $2/adult). Additional adults: $5. 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. 

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