Days Out with Frank and Ella

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Frank and Ella were the youngest Mahaffie children. Days Out with Frank and Ella helps visitors of all ages experience childhood in the 1860s & 1870s. Each week on Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July features a different history theme. Flyer of dates and themes. 

Dates and Themes:

May 29 & 30  Work & Play: 1860s Style! July 3 Independence Day: 1860s Style!
June 5 & 6 Hit the Trails! July 10 & 11 Farm Chores Galore!
June 12 & 13 Trains & Mad Scientists: 1860s Style! July 17 & 18 Happy Birthday Ella!
June 19 & 20 Civil War July 24 & 25 Public Safety: 1860s Style! 
June 26 & 27 Music & Arts: 1860s Style! July 31 & August 1  Kansas Cowboys


  • Youth: $5/per youth.  Admission includes a stagecoach ride.  Youth under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult: One free admission for one paid youth admission.  Optional: $2 cost for a stagecoach ride for each free adult. Additional adults are $5. 

Registration and FAQ's

  • All are welcome!  
  • Groups of 10 or more:  Registration required.  
  • Individuals and families:  Registration is not required.
  • When you arrive the day of your program, please park in the parking lot of the Heritage Center, pay your admission fee, and pick up your activity map. 
  • Groups and individuals are welcome to each lunch on the Mahaffie grounds. Please bring your own lunch as lunch is not available for purchase.
  • Participants will enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and a stagecoach ride (paying youths and adults only) 

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