J.B. Mahaffie Had a Farm

Famous as a stagecoach stop, the Mahaffie farming operation was even more important to the family.  Discover farm life in the 1860s.

Recommended Age/Grade Level

Recommended for Grades 3-8

Curriculum Concepts

This program is designed to meet curriculum standards for both Kansas and Missouri schools including economics, social studies and history standards.  View a complete list of Kansas and Missouri standards for this program.

Hands-On Activities

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

  • Help with farm chores
  • Visit the animals
  • Cook on the woodstove
  • Stagecoach ride

"They loved every hands-on, interpretive activity," 4th grade teacher