Last Summer Family Fun Night Thursday July 26


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Last Summer Family Fun Night Thursday July 26th

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., in Olathe will feature Kansas Farm Chores for the theme for this week’s Family Fun Night. Free admission and for a small fee visitors can ride the stagecoach around the site and make an 'S' hook in the blacksmith shop. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to eat under the white tent.

A featured activity will be horse powered corn grinding with Burt the horse. For $1/person, you can ride Burt as he walks around the circle. Horse powered corn grinding will take place from 6pm to 7pm. At 7pm, Burt will then change duties to the horse powered treadmill and threshing machine. We will begin threshing the fresh wheat harvest from last Thursday. Also at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm see a milking demonstration. Other hands on activities being offered at Mahaffie may include sawing wood, laundry, and churning butter. As always, play 19th century games and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove. Hopefully the weather forecast stays true and the temperature will only be 95 degrees instead of 105 as it has been! We hope to see you there as we appreciate everyone's visit!

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm enjoyed hosting free Family Fun Nights 5-8 p.m. every Thursday night in June and July. The open late events featured free admission.  A fee applies to some special activities including stagecoach rides.  Each Thursday night visitors can participate in hands-on activities associated with a different aspect of 1860s history. Again this year, the first 100 visitors can collect a Mahaffie Wild West Show trading card; attend each week to collect all 8. This is the last Summer Family Fun Night for 2012.

Day Out with Frank and Ella Wednesday and Thursday

Preschools, day cares and other youth groups or individuals are invited to attend these drop-in summer fun sessions. Sessions are Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon or Thursdays noon to 3 p.m. in July. Participants will enjoy a different theme each week with hands-on activities, crafts, a stagecoach ride (paying youth only) and must be accompanied by an adult. Kansas Farm Chores will be the theme July 25 and 26. Participants will be able to card wool, make a sheep picture from cotton balls, beat rugs, and saw wood. This is the last week for Day Out with Frank and Ella, we thank you for your visit!

Mahaffie will have booth at Midwest Kids Fest July 28 and July 29

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will have a booth at Midwest Kids Fest. The event will be a the Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66211 Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29 from 10am to 5pm each day. Have lots of fun indoors and in air conditioning at this great event for kids. Stop by to help us grind corn, play 19th Century indoor games and learn more about our Fall activities. Admission to the event is $5/person ages 1 and up and includes all activities. Print of this admission coupon for $2/off to Midwest Kids Fest.


Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, call (913) 971-5111 or contact us by email. Click here for more details on the themes.

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, (913) 971-5111.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 971-5111
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site
1200 Kansas City Rd.
Olathe, KS  66061
(913) 971-5111;