Mahaffie Fall Activities - Grandparents Day, Home School Day and Wild West Show!



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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

September 6, 2011

Wild West Show - Septemer 24 and 25


Register Now for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s Fall Home School Day

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will again host fall Home School Day for area home school families 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Thursday, September 15. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. the day of the event.

Mahaffie Home School Day is an opportunity for home school students of all ages to experience Mahaffie’s two most popular school programs without having to meet the programs’ typical minimum enrollment.
Down on the Farm,” for students in pre-K to 2nd grades explores life on an 1860s farm.  Activities include churning butter, touring the Mahaffie house, playing 19th Century games, helping in the garden, and starting a plant to take home.

Wagons Ho,” for students in third through sixth grades, gives students a chance to learn about three historic trails.  Activities include panning for “gold,” exploring a real prairie schooner packed for the Oregon Trail and learning why, and how, so many 19th century Americans went west on the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails.

Each program includes a stagecoach ride around the site grounds and is limited to 80 students.
Registration is $5 per student, with accompanying parents at no charge.  Registrations are due Thursday, September 8.  To register, contact Liz Smith, (913) 971-5111 with your your name, address, phone number, and the names and number of attending students in each program.


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Recognizes Grandparents Day with Free Admission

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will recognize national Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 11 with free admission for grandparents with an accompanying paid child admission.  This is a $6 savings.  In addition to regular weekend programming, grandparents can take home a souvenir photo taken with the Mahaffie stagecoach in a Grandparents Day frame for $5 and pick up a copy of a family tree to fill out with their family.  Registration is not required for this event.

The Mahaffie historic site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will be open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 11.  Visitors are invited to participate in living history activities including stagecoach rides, cooking on the wood-burning cookstove, touring the historic Mahaffie house, blacksmithing, farm chores and more. 


Fall Schedule of Activities Starts This Week through October

Saturdays and Sundays: The historic house, site grounds and Heritage Center are open.  This includes stagecoach rides and living history activities.  Stagecoach rides will be given on the half-hour.  Learn more about different areas of the historic site with brief presentations by Mahaffie staff at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call for topic details; presentations vary by available staff.  Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free.  (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)

Wednesdays through Fridays: Visit the historic grounds and Heritage Center exhibit.  The historic house will be closed and stagecoach rides will not be offered.  Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for chidlren ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free.  (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)

The historic house will be closed for the winter November-March.  Please visit the Heritage Center or join us for one of our winter special events.

For more information about Mahaffie visit, visit the site on Facebook or call (913) 971-5111

 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.