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Independence Day: 1860s Style

  • Date: 07/04/2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
  • Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
    1200 E. Kansas City Road
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Introduction: Visitors of all ages are invited to learn about what is was like growing up in the 1870s. The theme is Independence Day: 1860s Style

DeclarationofIndependenceIndependence Day:  1860s style activities may include:

  • Patriotic Music Sing-along at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • A Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 12 p.m. followed by cannon firing. 
  • A Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 2 p.m. followed by cannon firing. The 2 p.m. reading will be from the Mahaffie youth volunteers. 
  • Meet Uncle Sam and Lady Columbia
  • Make a paper hat and fall in for militia drill. 
  • Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Cookstove demonstrations
  • Visit the Mahaffie House

Cost is $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free and includes all activities. Olathe residents receive $2/off admission. Ice cream, root beer, and root beer floats available for purchase. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics for this all-American celebration!  

Fireworks: 1860s Style is Thursday, July 11! 

*Weather Alert* If the heat index reaches 105 degrees, stagecoach rides will be replaced with another hands-on horse activity. We want to ensure the safety of our horses. Thank you for understanding. 

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