Day Out with Frank and Ella Activities

Wednesday July 23rd and Thursday July 24th features the Kansas Wheat Harvest!

The Mahaffie family is considered to be one of the first successful farm families in Johnson County. In 1859, their farm produced more wheat than needed for the family. They would sell their wheat to area mills in Wyandotte County. 

Activities may include:

  • Wheat Flailing
  • Corn Grinding
  • Coloring Contest for Wild West Days
  • 1860s Living History: cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, 19th century games, visiting the Mahaffie House and a stagecoach ride. Don't forget to visit the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn
  • When you arrive, park in the parking lot of the Heritage Center, pay admission fee, and pick up your map
  • Cost: $5/per youth (includes stagecoach ride and all activities) Adults are free, if adults would like to ride the stagecoach, $2/adult

Special Events

View the grounds map to learn about parking and get a birds eye view of the site.

Learn about James and Lucinda Mahaffie and their historic Stagecoach Stop & Farm.