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Sep 20, 2014
10:00am
  • Santa Fe Trail Trading itemsThe Mahaffie family purchased the land for their farm because of the location on the Wesport Route of the Santa Fe Trail.
  • The Santa Fe Trail was active from 1821 to 1870 and went through five different states. The trail helped exchanged business goods and culture between Mexico and the United States.
  • In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mahaffie will offer half price admission Saturday September 20th, and includes all 1860s living history activities. Admission is $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11, 4 and under are free.
  • Activities may include: stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations and more!
  • Learn more about the influence of the Santa Fe Trail by visiting the exhibits in the Heritage Center and the Santa Fe Trail station on the grounds, try your hand at cracking a whip!
  • This is part of the month long Olathe Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Latino-Americans with special events September 15 through October 15 in Olathe, KS. For more information regarding Olathe Hispanic Heritage Month, visit www.Facebook.com/OlatheHispanicHeritageMonth
Sep 27, 2014
10:00am
  • Polecat Annie and Professor FarquarEnjoy our annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke & Petticoats, Professor Farquar, Rose Marie's Fiesta Mexicana Dancers (Sunday only) 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! Child Admission Coupon
  • Admission includes: stagecoach ride (brought to you by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau), entertainment on the grounds, Chuckwagon Cook Off (Saturday only), visiting cowboy and Buffalo Soldier encampments, visiting Levi and Sampson, the Grassy Ridge Oxen, visiting the Alpacas from Tails of Tranquility Alpaca Ranch, 19th Century games, laundry, visiting the Mahaffie house, cookstove demonstrations, the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and exhibits in the Heritage Center.
  • Activities requiring an extra fee: gold panning, leather stamping, branding (all ages) air gun shooting gallery, making an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop (ages 8 & up). Special demonstrations by Rocking M Miniatures where children can experience driving a wagon with miniature horses and donkeys! Tickets for activities are $1/ticket with a special rate of 12 tickets for $10
  • Food and concessions available for purchase from: Doc's Root Beer, the Olathe Noon Optimist Club, Boy Scout Troop 494, and Butterfuff Popcorn
  • Saturday only: come early for the the Omelet Fest presented by the Olathe Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club-cost for Omelet Fest is $7/ticket and includes admission to Saturdays Wild West Days. Omelet Fest is from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Center
  • Special Thanks to our sponsors: Olathe Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, Olathe Noon Optimist, Santa Fe Trail Rotary, Olathe Ford, Bass Pro Shops Olathe, Johnson County Gazette
  • Volunteer your time and talents for Wild West Days!
  • The two day event is also Sunday September 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Please park at Olathe North High School where a free shuttle will bring you to the Heritage Center)
Sep 28, 2014
11:00am
  • Children's ActivitiesEnjoy our annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, Wicked Liars, Gunsmoke & Petticoats, Professor Farquar, Rose Marie's Fiesta Mexicana Dancers (Sunday only) 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!
  • Admission includes: stagecoach ride (brought to you by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Olathe Convention and Visitors Bureau), entertainment on the grounds, visiting cowboy and Buffalo Soldier encampments, visiting Levi and Sampson, the Grassy Ridge Oxen, visiting the Alpacas from Total Alpaca Ranch, 19th Century games, laundry, visiting the Mahaffie house, cookstove demonstrations, the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and exhibits in the Heritage Center.
  • Activities requiring an extra fee: gold panning, leather stamping, branding (all ages) air gun shooting gallery, making an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop (ages 8 & up). Special demonstrations by Rocking M Miniatures where children can experience driving a wagon with miniature horses and donkeys! Tickets for activities are $1/ticket with a special rate of 12 tickets for $10.
  • Food and concessions available for purchase from: Doc's Root Beer, the Olathe Noon Optimist Club, Boy Scout Troop 494, and Butterfuff Popcorn
  • Volunteer your time and talents for Wild West Days!
  • Please park at Olathe North High School, 600 E Prairie, Olathe, KS 66061 where a free shuttle will bring you to the Heritage Center
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.

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