Thursday July 25th is Kansas Wheat Harvest
JB Mahaffie grew spring wheat and is considered to be the first successful farmer in Johnson County. In 1859, he sold some of his wheat crop. See how our horse drawn reaper cut the wheat and help bundle the wheat! (Many hands make light work on the farm!) Watch the horse powered threshing demonstration after the reaping all in one evening. Other activities may include:
- We plan on hosting activities this evening with the rain. We have moved some activities indoors and the horse drawn activities may be weather permitting. Thank you for your patience.
- Enjoy playing 19th Century Games such as Graces and Rolling Hoops
- Visit the Mahaffie House and learn about what children did on the farm
- Grind corn
- Horse Drawn Reaping at 6:30 p.m.
- Horse Powered Threshing at 7:30 p.m.
- Cowboy Costume Contest is at 7:30 p.m.
- Admission is FREE! (stagecoach rides are $2/person ages 3 & up, make your ball and cup craft $1/craft, making an 'S' Hook in the blacksmith shop is $3/S Hook ages 8 and up)