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The Holidays are around the corner and Mahaffie has several events for you and your family. Our first Santa Breakfast will be Saturday, November 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Center. Cost is $7/person and includes a photo with Santa. Registration is required and payment is due the day of the event.
Our annual Christmas Open House will be Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! Suggested donation is $2/adults and $1/children ages 5-11. Enjoy the holiday decorations at the Heritage Center, stagecoach rides will be $2/person ages 3 and up, (weather and ground conditions permitting) and other hands on living history activities. Santa will visit the Heritage Center at 1 p.m.!
The Holiday Tea will be Sunday, December 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center. Cost is $5/person ages 5 and up and Registration is required and payment is due the day of the event. Enjoy tea, refreshments, and make an ornament to take home.
Have friends or family in town for Thanksgiving weekend? Need a diversion from holiday shopping? Enjoy the exhibits in the Heritage Center and Living History activities Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24. Our hours on Friday, November 23 will be 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and open hours on Saturday, November 24 will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular site admission applies, $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe Residents receive $1/off admission.
Mahaffie is hosting a Trails Symposium on Saturday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A dedication of two Santa Fe Trail Post Markers will be at 11:00 a.m. Learn about National Registry Sites on National Historic Trails in northeast Kansas, Wagons and other vehicles on the Santa Fe Trail and about the Beasts of Burden, Understanding Oxen. Presentations begin at 12:45 p .m. and are open to the public. If you would like to have lunch, the cost is $15/person, otherwise the presentations are free. The Trails Symposium is sponsored by the Missouri River Outfitters, Santa Fe Trail Association, Trails Head Chapter, Oregon-California Trails Association and the Kansas City Area Historic Trials Association.
Trick or Treat OFF the Street held last Saturday, October 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. attracted over 400 visitors! A special thank you goes out to the businesses and organizations for their Candy Stations: Johnson County 4-H Extension, KinderCare of Olathe, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation, Mother to Mother Ministry, Olathe Fire Department, Olathe Historical Society, Olathe Junior Service League, Olathe Noon Optimist, Tractor Supply Company of Olathe, and Total Alpaca Ranch. A photo album of the event is available on the Mahaffie Facebook page. Trick or Treat OFF the Street will be on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
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