Mahaffie Outreach Education Programs

Can't make it to Mahaffie?  We offer two education programs that can be taken "on the road" to your school.  Both programs are recommended for Grades 3-8 and are designed to meet curriculum standards for both Kansas and Missouri schools.  View a complete list of Kansas and Missouri standards for this program.

Call (913) 971-5111 or email Mahaffie to book your program today.

The Tragic Prelude

Explore life on the Kansas/Missouri border during the Border and Civil Wars including the military, Jayhawkers, Bushwhackers and civilians caught in the middle.

This program is typically split into four different educational activities with students rotating between the stations.  Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Civil War artilery drilling
  • Write letters "home" with a real ink pen
  • Camp like a Civil War soilder

 

Home on the Range

Many of the tools, skills and words used by American cowboys trace their beginnings to the vaqueros of Mexico.  Discover these connections and find out if the lives of 1860s Kansas cowboys match what you see in the movies.

This program is typically split into four different educational activities with students rotating between the stations.  Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Cowboy Gear
  • Rope a "Steer"
  • Brand leather with a branding iron