Days Out with Frank and Ella

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*Frank and Ella were the youngest Mahaffie children. Days Out with Frank & 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.

Mahaffie is willing to travel to your group if you are not able to make it to us! 

Dates and Themes:

June 24 & 25 Hit the Trails!  July 15 & 16 Wonderful Women
July 1 & 2  Civil War July 23 & 24 Kansas Wheat Harvest
July 8 & 9 Kansas Cowboys July 29 & 30 Christmas in July


  • 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) 

*The Days Out with Frank and Ella on June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, & 17 are cancelled due to our phased reopening plan. Thank you for understanding. You can find more information about your visit here! 

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