Home School Days

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Spring Home School Days are Thursday, April 27 & Friday April 28. 

  • Each day offers two sessions:
    • Morning Session - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Afternoon Session - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The theme is Hit the Trail! You will enjoy activities from our school program, Wagons Ho, to learn more about the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails.
  • Activities may include: gold panning, learning about trade goods on the Santa Fe Trail, seeing what the pioneers may pack in their prairie schooner, and more! 
  • Other activities may include: stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House, cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations. 
  • Cost is $5/student, ages 5-17, ages 4 & under and accompanying adults are admitted free.
  • Stagecoach rides are offered, weather and ground conditions permitting. Accompanying adult stagecoach rides cost $2.
  • Families are invited to enjoy activities at their own pace. You can visit each station at your leisure during the open house format during your registered time. 
  • Mahaffie staff and volunteers are dressed in 19th Century clothing at each activity.
  • Park in the Heritage Center lot, pay your admission and pick up your map when you arrive.
  • You are welcome to bring your own lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables on the grounds after you are finished with your session. 
  • Plan to visit The Heritage Center Mahaffie Market. This gift shop offers many family friendly items.
  • Registration required:
  • Fall Home School Day is Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9, 2017. 

Staff contact:  Katie Lange, Daily Programs Coordinator, 913-971-5504.