Civil War Night at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop July 14, 2011

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

July 11, 2011


Honor the Civil War at Free Mahaffie Event Thursday

Honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a free family event at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, Thursday, July 14.  The historic site will be open from 6-8 p.m. for Family Fun Night offering activities focused around the Civil War.

Visitors also can participate in a Civil War march and drill, learn about artillery and life in a Civil War camp and try their hand at "writing home" with a real ink pen.  Visitors also can make a spy wheel or make a piece to take home in the blacksmith's shop.  As always, visitors can see what's cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's stove and try their skills at a variety of games typically played by children in the 19th century.  Stagecoach rides around the site also will be available; donations of $2 per person are suggested for stagecoach rides.

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 all 8. 

Remaining weekly themes are:

  • Kansas Farming, featuring the wheat harvest - July 21
  • 19th Century Technology  - 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 or call (913) 971-5111.


Contribute Your 2012 City Budget Comments

You are invited to contribute to your 2012 City budget! The City of Olathe will host an e-Town Hall event, encouraging Olathe citizens to get involved in the 2012 budget process. On Tuesday, July 5, City Manager Michael Wilkes presented the proposed 2012 budget to the City Council. As the owners of this budget, we need your input!

Submit your concerns and inquiries related to the 2012 budget on the City’s website or Facebook page from the comfort of your own home beginning Wednesday, July 6. On Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. tune in to Olathe Government Network (Comcast Channel 7 and AT&T Channel 99) and hear the City Council’s live responses to your questions. Become an active participant in the planning of your 2012 City budget; submit your concerns and inquiries today! 

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,  (913) 971-5111.

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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.