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Oct 4, 2014
10:00am

Fall is a busy time on the farm, past and present. Weekends in October, Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just at the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s. October 4 & 5 features the importance of cattle on the farm, for dairy products and for work. All activities are included with regular site admission, $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Admission also includes a stagecoach ride, blacksmith demonstrations, visiting the Mahaffie House, Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and Heritage Center exhibits.

Making butter and cheese not only provided tasty foods, they were a way to preserve milk before the days of refrigeration. Children can try their hand at churning butter at the top of the hour and cheese making will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Cattle weren't simply for meat and milk. Oxen are not a special breed of animal but steers of any breed trained to obey the commands and perform work. Buck and Tip, former Mahaffie oxen are scheduled to visit for the weekend. Learn more about these fascinating work animals and how oxen have been used since ancient times. Staff will offer oxen presentations and demonstrations at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. 

Other Fall Harvest Weekends are:

  • Wheat Harvest: October 11th & 12th
  • Corn Harvest: October 18th & 19th
  • All Things Apple: October 25th & 26th
Oct 5, 2014
12:00pm

Fall is a busy time on the farm, past and present. Weekends in October, Mahaffie will harvest crops and make preparations for winter just at the Mahaffie family did in the 1860s. October 4 & 5 features the importance of cattle on the farm, for dairy products and for work. All activities are included with regular site admission, $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Admission also includes a stagecoach ride, blacksmith demonstrations, visiting the Mahaffie House, Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and Heritage Center exhibits.

Making butter and cheese not only provided tasty foods, they were a way to preserve milk before the days of refrigeration. Children can try their hand at churning butter at the top of the hour and cheese making will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

Cattle weren't simply for meat and milk. Oxen are not a special breed of animal but steers of any breed trained to obey the commands and perform work. Buck and Tip, former Mahaffie oxen are scheduled to visit for the weekend. Learn more about these fascinating work animals and how oxen have been used since ancient times. Staff will offer oxen presentations and demonstrations at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. 

Other Fall Harvest Weekends are:

  • Wheat Harvest: October 11th & 12th
  • Corn Harvest: October 18th & 19th
  • All Things Apple: October 25th & 26th
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

Oct 9, 2014
7:00pm
  • Cemetery TourLearn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
  • Each year features a different theme, this year, the theme is Veterans.
  • Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (the 8 p.m. tour is sold out)
  • Tours are limited to 30 participants, last approximately 55 minutes, recommended for ages 5 and up and involve a lot of walking.
  • Tickets are $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11. Purchase tickets by calling 913-971-5111 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the Heritage Center Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays noon to 4 p.m.
  • The night of the tour, please park at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker where your tour guide will greet you. Refreshments are provided.
  • Thursday is Scout Night. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn a special Cemetery Patch included with the ticket price. When purchasing tickets, please indicate how many patches are needed.
Oct 10, 2014
7:00pm
  • Cemetery ToursLearn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
  • Each year features a different theme, this year, the theme is Veterans.
  • Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Tours are limited to 30 participants, last approximately 55 minutes, recommended for ages 5 and up and involve a lot of walking.
  • Tickets are $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11. Purchase tickets by calling 913-971-5111 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the Heritage Center Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays noon to 4 p.m.
  • The night of the tour, please park at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker where your tour guide will greet you. Refreshments are provided.
  • Thursday is Scout Night. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn a special Cemetery Patch included with the ticket price. When purchasing tickets, please indicate how many patches are needed
Oct 11, 2014
7:00pm
  • Cemetery TourLearn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
  • Each year features a different theme, this year, the theme is Veterans.
  • Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. (there is no 8:30 p.m. tour on Saturday)
  • Tours are limited to 30 participants, last approximately 55 minutes, recommended for ages 5 and up and involve a lot of walking.
  • Tickets are $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11. Purchase tickets by calling 913-971-5111 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the Heritage Center Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays noon to 4 p.m.
  • The night of the tour, please park at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker where your tour guide will greet you. Refreshments are provided.
  • Thursday is Scout Night. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn a special Cemetery Patch included with the ticket price. When purchasing tickets, please indicate how many patches are needed.
Oct 18, 2014
9:30am
  • Corn GrindingThis program meets some requirements for the Making My Family Special program for Tiger Cub Scouts.
  • This program, however, is open and appropriate for Wolf Scouts and Bear Scouts. Scouts of all levels can receive a special Mahaffie patch only offered during this program.
  • Activities may include: learning about the Civil War and 1860s Fall Harvest activities.
  • Registration is required, open until Friday October 17 and payment is due the day of the program. Scouts can register for a full day, the morning session (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or the afternoon session (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
  • Cost is $10/scout for full day, $6/scout half day or $5/additional siblings. Accompanying adults and siblings ages 4 and under are free. If staying for the full day, please bring a sack lunch for each participant. Payment can be made between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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