Plowin', Plantin' and Playing on the Prairie May 12



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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

April 30, 2012

Plowin', Plantin' and Playing on the Prairie Saturday May 12

Plowin', Plantin' and Playing on the Prairie is Saturday May 12 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Olathe Junior Serivce League and will feature lots of hands on springtime activities on the prairie. Visitors can see horse powered plowing, visit Alpacas, see spinning and sheep shearing demonstrations, visit modern farm equipment, different types of horse drawn vehicles, and help plant our Bloody Butcher corn!  Bring a can of food and visit the trading post for a 'golden coin'.  New this year, download a special eBook to create a special memory album of the event. Admission is FREE, stagecoach rides $1/person ages 3 and up, some activities such as Olde Tyme Photography requires an extra fee. Food will be available for purchase. Download flyer for more information.

Spring Living History Weekends

Mahaffie will feature Living History activities Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6. Activities may include blacksmithing and stagecoach rides both days. On Saturday, Mahaffie Matters presentations will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Admission is $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1 off. The Heritage Center only will be open Wednesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for details. 

Great weekend of Outreach Activities

On Friday April 27, around 200 visitors braved the Kansas wind and attended Hy-Vee for their evening activities for their Springtime Party contest. Mahaffie enjoyed bringing activities such as games, blacksmithing and Burt the horse pulling a two wheeled cart. The stagecoach visited the Ag Hall Fame in Bonner Springs, KS Saturday and their event had over 800 visitors. Mahaffie was also present at the Girl Scout Camptennial at Timber Ridge Adventure Center and had over 300 Girl Scouts visit their activitiy stations. Girls learned about Mahaffie activities and were able to pair up to be trained as a pair of oxen. The pictures shows Mahaffie Staff giving commands to 'oxen' in the yoke. Mollie the calf was successful at the Camptennial too.

Up to date photos of Living History activities are available on the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Facebook page.  

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.