Experience Cowboy Life at Free Mahaffie Event

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July 5, 2011

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Experience Cowboy Life at Free Mahaffie Event Thursday

Be a part of the life of a Kansas cowboy at a free family event at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, Thursday, July 7.  The historic site will be open from 6-8 p.m. for Family Fun Night offering activities focused on Kansas cowboys. cowboy

Visitors can rope a “steer,” play 19th Century children’s games and take a stagecoach ride around the site.  Donations of $2 per person are suggested for stagecoach rides.  For a small fee visitors can use a real branding iron to brand leather and make a piece in the blacksmith shop to take home.  As always, staff will be cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie’s wood cookstove in the cellar.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will host free Family Fun Nights every Thursday night in July.  The open late events feature free admission and stagecoach rides.  A fee applies to some special activities.  Each Thursday night visitors can participate in hands-on activities associated with a different aspect of 1860s history. New this year, the first 100 visitors can collect a different Mahaffie animal trading card.  Attend each week to collect them all. 

Remaining weekly themes are:

  • Civil War  - July 14
  • 19th Century Technology - July 21
  • Kansas Farming and wheat harvest (weather permitting) - July 28

The historic site is open with living history activities and stagecoach rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.  For a complete listing of events visit www.mahaffie.org or call (913) 971-5111.

 

Mahaffie Heritage Center to Host United Way Benefit Car Wash

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Heritage Center, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will host a benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9.  The suggested donation is $5 per car, with all donations benefiting the United Way of Greater Kansas City.

 

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
913-971-5111
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.