Homeschool Days

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Oregon TrailSpring Homeschool Days are Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2019. - Registration is now closed! Please mark your calendars for Fall Homeschool Days Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, 2019 

  • The theme is Wagons Ho! Learn about why so many people traveled on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails. 
  • *Trail activities: try your hand at panning for 'gold', learn about the supplies pioneers traveled with on the Oregon Trail, and explore the goods traded on the Santa Fe Trail.  
  • *Other activities: visiting the 1865 Mahaffie House, cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, playing 1860s games, and visiting exhibits in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and the Heritage Center. 
  • Two Sessions: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each session limited to 125 participants. 
  • Cost is $5/student, ages 5-17, ages 4 & under and accompanying adults are admitted free. One stagecoach ride included in the student fee. Adults are $2/stagecoach ride. 
  • 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 1860s 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 shelter 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, and is now closed. 
  • Please mark your calendars for Fall Homeschool Days Thursday, September 5 & Friday, September 6, 2019.

*All activities subject to change. 

 Additional questions? Call Mahaffie: 913-971-5111