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Mahaffie Featured on Mural located on Wells Fargo Bank in Olathe
On Friday August 24, the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2137 Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS, dedicated a mural featuring Olathe history. The mural features a portrait of JB and Lucinda Mahaffie and the 1874 Atlas Drawing of the Mahaffie Farm. Tim Talbott, Site Manager, was on site during the dedication. You can view the mural on the outside of the Wells Fargo Bank located on the Mur-Len side of the building. You can see more photos on our Facebook page.
Wild Wild West on the Boulevard, Friday, September 7
Mahaffie is participating in the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre located at 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS. The Drive In will be playing a western double featuring a Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood and True Grit starring John Wayne. Mahaffie will be giving stagecoach rides from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Other activities featured before the western films are live country music by Travis Martin, Rex Purefoy Hollywood Cowboy Show and a mechanical bull riding contest. Admission is $25/car load. www.boulevarddrivein.com for more details and directions.
Mahaffie Animals Featured in CERT Training Saturday, September 29
On Saturday September 29, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will host an Animals in Disaster Training at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The classes will address with recognizing behavior and dealing with small and large animals in disaster situations. Mahaffie will be taking Burt the horse, Mollie the calf, the sheep and goats to assist with this disaster training. For more information about the training, download this brochure. The Community Emergency Response Team educates people about disaster prepardness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light serch and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. For more information about Johnson County Emergency Management, http://www.jocoem.org/cit/cert.shtml
Cemetery Tour Tickets on Sale
The popular Fall Cemetery Tours are Thursday, October 11, Friday, October 12, and Saturday October 13. Tours are 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. each evening. Learn more about Olathe's early history by meeting some of the characters buried in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme for this year's tour is Quantrill's Raid of Olathe in September of 1862. Tours last approximately one hour and meet in the parking lot of Northview Elementary School 905 N Walker in Olathe. Tickets are $5/adults and $4/children ages 5-11. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Thursday night is Scout night and a special Cemetery Tour patch is included with the ticket prices for Boy and Girl Scouts. The 7 p.m. tour on Thursday October 11 is already sold out. For more details please 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, 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