May 23, 2011
Don't forget to register for Summer History Camp
Mahaffie Summer Season Promotes Family Fun: Kicks Off June 1
The summer season officially beings at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., on Wednesday, June 1. Beginning June 1, enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Beyond regular hours, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm offers many special events throughout the summer.
Family Fun Nights – Mahaffie is open 6-8 p.m. Thursday nights in June and July. Each week visitors will enjoy a variety of activities focused around a different historic theme. This event features free admission; special activities like stagecoach rides are $2/person. This summer’s themes are: Cowboy Night - June 2/July 7; Civil War - June 9/July 14; 19th Century Technology - June 16/July 21; and Kansas Farming - June 23/July 28.
19th Century Fireworks and Olathe Civic Band Concert - Thursday, June 30; 6 p.m. Join the Olathe Civic Band for a concert followed by 19th century fireworks by the Olathe Fire Department. Show your American pride and bring your decorated bike/stroller/wagon. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy this patriotic celebration. Fireworks will begin at dark. Free admission; special activities like stagecoach rides are $2/person.
Independence Day 19th Century Style - Saturday, July 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join us for historic activities, 19th century baseball, music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a cannon firing! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this all-American celebration. Free admission, suggested donations $2/adult, $1/child.
For a complete listing of events visit www.mahaffie.org or call (913) 971-5111.
Visit the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Saturdays and Sundays through May for hands-on living history activities and stagecoach rides.
The Heritage Center exhibit is open Wednesday through Friday (the historic house is closed and stagecoach rides are not available).
Experience all activities Wednesday through Sunday starting June 1.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally. Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates, www.mahaffie.org (913) 971-5111.
For more information about the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, visit www.mahaffie.org
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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.