Students explore the lives of cowboys who traveled the Kansas frontier with herds of Texas cattle after the Civil War.
Many of the tools, skills and words used by American cowboys trace their beginnings to the vaqueros of Mexico. Discover these connections and find out if the lives of 1860s Kansas cowboys match what you see in the movies.
Age/Grade Level Recommendation
This program is designed to meet curriculum standards for Kansas and Missouri schools including economics, social studies and history standards.
- Activity Packet - Students can enjoy this packet before or after their visit.
- Science Activity Packet - Students should enjoy this packet after their visit.
This program is typically split into four different educational activities with students rotating between the stations. Activities can include but are not limited to:
- Learn about cowboy gear.
- Rope a "Steer".
- Brand leather with a branding iron.
- Enjoy a stagecoach ride.
"I liked riding in the stagecoach and seeing the entire farm from the stagecoach". -3rd grade student.
"Always a wonderful experience for our students, thank you!" - 4th grade teacher.
Request your program today! Your program is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter from the Mahaffie staff. Call 913-971-5111 for more information.