Brownie Scouts can earn a special Mahaffie patch only during this program. Enjoy sewing activities in the morning and 1860s living history in the afternoon. Brownie Scouts can attend either a full day, a half day session in the morning or half day session in the afternoon. Activities are listed:
9:30 am to 10 am-Paying registration fee in Heritage Center if not paid through registration
10 am to 12 pm-Sewing activities on patio of Heritage Center
12 pm to 12:30 pm-lunch, please bring your own lunch
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm-1860s living history activities that may include a stagecoach ride, 19th century games, laundry and chores
Cost is $10/Brownie Scout for full day, $6/half day (either morning or afternoon), accompanying adults are free. Additional siblings ages 5 & up are $5/sibling, children ages 4 and under are free.
Registration is required an due by Friday April 10th.
2015 brings together three milestones in the story of Olathe. In 1865, Olathe citizens experienced many different events-the end of the Civil War, the first burial in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery and the completion of the limestone Mahaffie farmhouse that can still be visited today. Activities at both locations help tell the story of these important events.
10 am at the Mahaffie farmhouse-Learn more about 19th century mourning rituals including how the parlor was used in the house
1 pm at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery*-three different themed tours available: gravestone symbolism, memorable citizens and the significance of the trees
3:30 pm Closing Ceremony honoring all veterans of the Civil War. Tom Rafiner, author of Caught Between Three Fires speaks about the Border War and Civil War affecting Olathe. The Sons of Union Veterans will assist with the closing ceremony.
Other activities include: period music by the Second Baptist Church of Olathe at the Cemetery, refreshments available for purchase.
*When attending the activities at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery, please park at Northview Elementary School, 905 N Walker, Olathe, KS 66061. Signs will direct visitors to the activities.