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Family Fun Nights at Mahaffie, July 11, 18, 25

Bring the family out to enjoy living history activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm.

There will be a different theme each week:

  • July 11th-Kansas Cowboys
  • July 18th-Kansas Wheat Harvest
  • July 25th-Fun on the Farm (Due to crop maturity, activities may be switched July 18th & July 25th)

Admission is free, though there may be a small fee for certain activities, and stagecoach rides are $2/person.

Thursdays in June and July, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas.
Get Driving Directions

Mahaffie is always a good source for Our Heritage activities.

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Family Fun Nights at Mahaffie, June and July

Bring the family out to enjoy living history activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm.

There will be a different theme each week:

  • June 6th-Horse Power
  • June 13th-Civil War
  • June 20th-Hit the Trail!
  • June 27th-Independence Day (19th Century Fireworks and Olathe Civic Band Concert)
  • July 4th — NO Family Fun Night
  • July 11th-Kansas Cowboys
  • July 18th-Kansas Wheat Harvest
  • July 25th-Fun on the Farm (Due to crop maturity, activities may be switched July 18th & July 25th)

Admission is free, though there may be a small fee for certain activities, and stagecoach rides are $2/person.

Thursdays in June and July, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas.
Get Driving Directions

Mahaffie is always a good source for Our Heritage activities.

With A Banjo On My Knee, May 17 – June 23

With A Banjo On My Knee intertwines homespun humor with old-time music – bluegrass, country, folk and gospel! You’ll enjoy banjo and guitar pickin’ and songs that live in your memories – Old Joe Clark, Do Lord, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Oh Susanna, I’ll Fly Away and more! We’re gonna have some FUN with this show! (Rated G)

May 16, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013
Thurs, Fri and Sat shows at 8 pm, Sun matinees at 2 pm
Admission: Adults – $23; Seniors – $20

Chestnut Fine Arts Center
234 N. Chestnut Street, Olathe KS

For more information, visit the Chestnut Fine Arts website.

Living History Weekends, April and May

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, KS will offer living history activities weekends in April and May. Activities may include see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie’s cookstove, visit the blacksmith and the Mahaffie house and take a stagecoach ride (weather and ground conditions permitting). Other activities may include spring farming activities as weather and ground conditions allow. All activities are included with living history admission, $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Season Pass holders get in free for weekend living history.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site engages visitors with hands on experiences of 1860s farming, frontier life and stagecoach travel while preserving the significant Mahaffie Story. Mahaffie is the last remaining stagecoach stop open to the public on the Santa Fe Trail.  The historic site offers a unique hands-on experience for visitors of all ages focusing on 1860s farming, stagecoach operations and westward expansion.

The Heritage Center exhibit, I Knew It Was A Fine Country, tells the stories of the Mahaffie family, early Olathe and Johnson County, the western trails and stagecoach travel. The exhibit includes a 12 minute film offering more of the site’s history. The video “Border War Voices” allows visitors to learn about what settlers went through during the Border War era. The video was co-produced by Wide Awake Films and generously funded through the Kansas Humanities Council. Please park in the Heritage Center parking lot to begin your visit to Mahaffie. GPS users, please enter 1200 Kansas City Road Olathe, KS as your address instead of 1100 Kansas City Road.

A visit to Mahaffie is a good way to approach Our Heritage.

Kansas City Passport to Adventure Kickoff, March 23

In 1994, a group of Kansas City area interpretive sites — historical museums, nature centers, and more — organized the first Kansas City Passport to Adventure. The idea was simple — encourage families to visit a variety of the sites throughout the summer, collecting stamps along the way and earning a prize for completing the program.

By 2013, the number of participating sites has grown to 28, with a wide variety of sites to suit every taste.

To kick off the 2013 Passport season, gather your family and visit Bass Pro Shop, Olathe. They’ll have live animals and a number of fun activities for the kids. Can’t make the kickoff? You can pick up your Passport at any one of the participating sites throughout the summer. A list of sites may be found at https://www.facebook.com/kcpassport/info

Once you have completed the passport, turn it in to any participating site by October 31 to receive a special prize!

Saturday, March 23
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bass Pro Shop
12051 Bass Pro Drive, Olathe KS

It’s hard to list the number of badges this might assist — just get out there, have fun, and take notes!

Safe Sitter Babysitter Class, Dec. 19 and 20

Are you ready to take on the responsibility of babysitting? The best sitter is a Safe Sitter®! Take this fun class where you’ll learn how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. The class will discuss information on how to set up a babysitting business, what to do for behavioral issues, how to be a successful babysitter and child care essentials. You will also go home with a certificate of completion and a manual. Class will cover choking infant and child rescue, but not infant/child CPR. There is no charge for Olathe residents; there is a charge of $20 for materials for participants who live outside of Olathe.

Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Students must be between the ages of 11 and 16 years old.

Registration is required. Course is two days. Youth need to arrive 5 minutes before each class starts. Ceremony from 12:00-12:30 PM on second day. Parents are invited to attend ceremony. This class will be held in room 1060 of the Johnson County K-State Research & Extension Office: 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1500, Olathe, KS 66061.

This will be a good activity for the Kid Care badge for Pioneers/Patriots.