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Plowin', Plantin', and Playing on the Prairie
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will join with the Olathe Junior Service League for the annual Plowin’, Plantin’ and Playing on the Prairie event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Visitors can get a hands-on look at springtime on an 1860s farm. The Olathe Junior Service League will have a free book for every child as they are combining their annual kick-off of summer reading with the Spring Plowing event at Mahaffie.
See how farmers would prepare their crops, plow their field with horse power, see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's stove, take a stagecoach ride and more! Other activities may include a Trading Post, storytelling, leather braiding, rain sticks, Indian Dancers, leather stamping, games, laundry and more! Other springtime farming activities may include planting a sunflower seed, helping plant the Mahaffie garden, exploring modern farm equipment, and visiting Alpacas. Some activities are weather permitting. Admission is FREE, stagecoach rides are $1/person ages 3 and up. Visit www.mahaffie.org for details and to download a memory book of the event.
Moms Matter at Mahaffie Sunday May 13
All moms are admitted FREE on Sunday May 13 at Mahaffie. Learn more about your family by filling out a family tree in the Heritage Center while enjoying cookies and tea. Activities may include visiting the blacksmith, see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove and a ride in horse drawn carriage. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Spots Still Available for Mahaffie Croquet Tournament June 1: Teams Forming Now!
Teams are forming now for the Third-annual Mahaffie Sunflower Wickets croquet tournament. This unique event is being hosted by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation in support of the preservation, programming and promotion of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site located at 1200 Kansas City Rd. in Olathe.
National Tourism and Travel Week May 5-May 13
The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism in Kansas is celebrating National Tourism Week throughout Kansas with their 'Tourism Clicks in Kansas' events. Enjoy this seven minute video of sites from all over the state sharing why tourism is important to Kansas. http://bit.ly/LxXwmL Mahaffie is featured around the 5 minute mark. Did you know Tourism is the #3 largest Private Sector Employer in Kansas?
The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.
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, www.mahaffie.org (913) 971-5111.
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