Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop News, 1/24/11 Issue - Winter on the Farm this Saturday

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

January 24, 2011


Celebrate Kansas’s 150th Birthday with Mahaffie’s Winter on the Farm

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will host its annual Winter on the Farm event Saturday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can discover and help with winter farm chores and also help celebrate Kansas’s birthday. Kansas will celebrate 150 years of statehood on January 29.

Activities will include soap making, knitting, sewing and wood cutting. Staff will be cooking wheat bread on Mrs. Mahaffie’s cookstove and also demonstrate the horse-powered wheat threshing machine. Weather and ground conditions permitting, stagecoach rides will be given. Inside the Heritage Center visitors can enjoy 150 cupcakes and sing Happy Birthday to Kansas at 1:50 p.m.

Members of the Ensor Park and Museum & Marshall Ensor Memorial Organization will be in the Heritage Center demonstrating amateur radio equipment and skills. Amateur radio operators or "ham radio operators" use several high frequency and very high frequency bands for communicating with others locally or around the world. There are 750,000 Hams licensed in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

All activities are included with regular daily admission of $6/adults, $4/kids ages 5-11. Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency. For more information call (913) 971-5111.   A second Winter on the Farm event will be held Saturday, February 26.


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop is located at 1200 Kansas City Rd. in Olathe, KS.


Come Visit Us!

Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon-4 p.m.

This winter visit the Heritage Center exhibit and tour the historic grounds. The Mahaffie house is closed until spring. Watch for our winter special events!


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. 

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061