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This Edition of Mahaffie e-News:

  • Spots Still Available for Mahaffie Croquet Tournament June 1: Teams Forming Now!
  • Living History Weekend Activities May 19 & May 20
  • Day Out with Frank and Ella Drop In Summer Programs
  • Plowin', Plantin' and Playing on the Prairie a great success!
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. 
Sunflower Wickets will be held Friday, June 1 at Stagecoach Park, located across the street from the Mahaffie historic site.  The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration at the Heritage Center followed by a champagne luncheon at noon. Croquet play in Stagecoach Park follows, with the awards ceremony at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the Heritag Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top four finishing teams.
Croquet was a popular in-expensive sport throughout the country in the mid 19th century. 
Two-person teams are now forming.  For more information about forming a team or tournament sponsorship opportunities, contact Mahaffie at (913) 971-5111. 
Special thanks to the Missouri Croquet Association for their assistance with the event. 

Living History Weekend Activities May 19 & May 20

Living History activities Saturday May 19 may include blacksmithing, see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove and stagecoach rides. A kitchen talk will be at 11 a.m. and a livestock talk will be at 1 p.m. Activities on Sunday may include stagecoach rides and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove.

Day Out with Frank and Ella

Preschools, day cares and other youth groups or individuals are invited to attend these drop-in summer fun sessions. Sessions are Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon or Thursdays noon to 3 p.m. in June and July. Participants will enjoy a different theme each week with hands-on activities, crafts, a stagecoach ride (paying youth only) and must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, call (913) 971-5111. Click here  for more details on the themes.

Plowin', Plantin', and Playing on the Prairie a great success!

Thank you to the almost 700 visitors who attended Plowin', Plantin' and Playing on the Prairie Saturday May 12. Mahaffie enjoyed hosting the event for the Olathe Junior Service League. Don't forget to download your Memory Book of the event. The link will be active until Friday May 25, 2012. Photos of the event are available on the Mahaffie Facebook page. Mark your calendars for Family Fun Nights on Thursdays in June and July plus Day Out with Frank and Ella during the summer months. If you attended the event and received a map of the day's activities, some maps have a calendar of upcoming events on the back page.

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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