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Mahaffie Awarded Grant for Education Programs
Funding from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund was authorized on Thursday August 16, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners for 11 historical projects in six cities. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm received $36,500 in Heritage Trust funds to expand and enhance educational programs. Liz Smith, Daily Programs Coordinator says the funds have been earmarked for pre and post packet materials for teachers, a sound system to provide weather updates while children are on the grounds, more money for Title I school scholarships and authentic supplies for hands on activities. Over 8,000 school children visited Mahaffie during the 2010-2011 school year. All school programs are aligned with Kansas and Missouri standards. www.mahaffie.org for updates and details about Mahaffie School Programs.
Living History Activities Weekends After Labor Day
Mahaffie offers Living History activities from Memorial Day through Labor Day Wednesday-Sunday. After Labor Day, living history activities such as blacksmithing, stagecoach rides and seeing what is cooking on the cookstove, will be offered weekends in September and October. Go to our Fall Event Page for Fall Special events and activities. Mahaffie will be closed Monday September 3 in honor of Labor Day.
Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days September 22 and September 23
Our annual Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days will be Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23. Experience performances from Annie Oakley, the Whip Guy, a World Championship Gun Spinner, and enjoy lots of hands on activities such as roping, leather stamping and gold panning. New this year is Wicked Liars, Fire Eating and Magic. Admission is $6/adults and $4/children ages 5-11, some activities carry an extra fee.
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.
For more information about the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, visit www.mahaffie.org
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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site