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Learn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme this year will be Olathe during the Civil War. The tours will focus on William Quantrill's Raid on Olathe in September 1862. Quantrill led a group of raiders through Olathe and his band killed six men. The raiders also looted Olathe businesses and destoryed two newspapers. Characters featured in the Cemetery Tours may include different citizen perspectives of the raid. Cemetery Tours are Thursday October 11, Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13. Tours are at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each evening. Please meet for the tours at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker. 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 Sundays noon to 4 p.m. The 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. tours on Thursday October 11 and the 7:30 p.m. tour on Saturday October 13 are already sold out! For more details, www.mahaffie.org
Mahaffie will host Tiger Cub Scout Day 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 20. Tiger Cub Scouts can earn requirements for their Making My Family Special program as well as a special Mahaffie patch only offered during this program. Program registration is $10 per scout, accompanying adults are admitted free. Scouts should bring a sack lunch, a water bottle and dress for the weather. To register call (913) 971-5111. Payment is due the day of the event. Also during Tiger Cub Scout Day, Mahaffie will feature Harvest activities for visitors. Harvest activities may include sawing wood, making apple cider, and picking corn.
Dress in costume and enjoy fall harvest activities at Mahaffie. Trick or Treat OFF the Street will be on Saturday, October 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Activities may include horse drawn hay wagon rides, see what is cooking on the cookstove, visit the blacksmith and candy stations from local businesses and civic organizations. Admission is $3/person ages 3 and up and includes all activities! Please park for this event in the parking lot near the Mahaffie Home as the Heritage Center is hosting a reception that evening. No registration is required for this event.
Thanks for Attending the 2012 Wild West Show
Our visitors enjoyed great weather and lots of cowboy activities for the 2012 Wild West Show. Mahaffie would also like to thank the many volunteers, staff and sponsors who make this event possible. Special thanks to our sponsors: Olathe 150 Committee, Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club, Olathe Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, Olathe Sister Cities Association, Olathe Ford, Wells Fargo, Trails West Ace Hardware in Gardner, Olathe Noon Optimists, Mr Goodcents on Ridegview, Bass Pro Shops in Olathe and Olathe Junior Service League. Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Wild West Weekend Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29. (please note the event name change but the theme of the event is still the same, All Cowboy, All the Time!)
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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site