Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site Living History: 1860s style! Hands on 1860s Living History activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
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Operating as usual

01/01/2021

Happy New Year!

Site manager Tim snapped this photo while checking on the animals this morning. We are closed for the holiday and will reopen on Monday, January 4.

12/25/2020
Letters to Santa - Week Four

๐ŸŽ… is coming to town - tonight!

Before leaving the North Pole, he took a moment to read a few more letters! Next, he'll load up the ๐Ÿ›ท with ๐ŸŽ and head to Olathe!

Thanks for all the wish lists! Santa has enjoyed reading them and hopes everyone has a Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„

12/24/2020
Congratulations Venues at 061! Of course, we are not surprised - you deserve it!
12/22/2020

Congratulations Venues at 061! Of course, we are not surprised - you deserve it!

We're feeling celebratory about our Best of Weddings award and achieving Hall of Fame status. We owe it to our marvelous couples.

#venuesat061 #heritagecenteratmahaffie #olathecommunitycenter #eagleslandingatlakeolathe #olatheparksrec #olatheks #kansascitywedding #kansasweddings #kansasbride

Samson and Levi send their best wishes to everyone to have a happy holiday season!#oxen #brothers #family #qualitytime #...
12/18/2020

Samson and Levi send their best wishes to everyone to have a happy holiday season!
#oxen #brothers #family #qualitytime #travelks #noplacelikeks #mahaffiefarm

12/18/2020
Letters to Santa - Week Three

One more week until ๐ŸŽ… and his reindeer drop off ๐Ÿš‚โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽฎ at your home!

Hear what several Olathe kids asked for as Santa reads a few more letters!

There's still time to send your letter! Check out OlatheKS.org/Santa for ๐Ÿ“ฎ locations and info on how you can get a surprise from Santa in return!

Happening tonight!Thank you Questers for putting together a fundraiser for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm!This fundrais...
12/16/2020
Join us for a fundraiser at Chipotle

Happening tonight!

Thank you Questers for putting together a fundraiser for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm!

This fundraiser is in partnership with the Chipotle located at 14317 W. 135th St, Olathe, KS 66062 (close to Menard's), from 4-8 p.m.

If you order online, be sure to use the code 6B2CYVX before placing your order. The order must be placed at the location mentioned above between 4 and 8 p.m.

If you order in person, show this flyer to your to your cashier to send a portion of the sale to Mahaffie.

Thank you!

12.16.2020, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thank you Questers for putting together a fundraiser for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm!This is happening tomorrow (Wed...
12/15/2020
Join us for a fundraiser at Chipotle

Thank you Questers for putting together a fundraiser for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm!

This is happening tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Chipotle located at 14317 W. 135th St, Olathe, KS 66062 (close to Menard's) from 4-8 p.m.!

If you order online, be sure to use the code 6B2CYVX before placing your order. The order must be placed at the location mentioned above between 4 and 8 p.m.

If you order in person, show this flyer to your to your cashier to send a portion of the sale to Mahaffie.

Thank you!

12.16.2020, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

12/15/2020

2021 will mark the 200 year anniversary of travelers beginning to follow the Santa Fe Trail.

We are thankful to be able to work closely with Santa Fe National Historic Trail to continue to tell these stories. Check out their page and follow them for more on this piece of history.

Jingle all the way!!Mahaffie's membership program has been recently updated. Check it out and consider giving it to the ...
12/11/2020

Jingle all the way!!

Mahaffie's membership program has been recently updated. Check it out and consider giving it to the history and animal lovers on your holiday list.

12/11/2020
Letters to Santa - Week Two

Santa's back!

From ๐Ÿถ and ๐Ÿฑ to โ„๏ธ and a ๐Ÿค–, this week's letters are full of great suggestions for Santa!

Two more weeks to send your letters! Find mailbox locations at OlatheKS.org/Santa.

P.S. If you include an email address, Santa will send you a surprise! ๐ŸŽ

Go by stage (or Internet) and check out Mahaffie's membership program!Memberships can be purchased at the Heritage Cente...
12/08/2020

Go by stage (or Internet) and check out Mahaffie's membership program!

Memberships can be purchased at the Heritage Center or over the phone at (913) 971-5111.

12/06/2020
Mahaffie's updated membership program makes a great gift! New members may choose their activation date and the membershi...
12/04/2020

Mahaffie's updated membership program makes a great gift! New members may choose their activation date and the membership is good for one year.

12/04/2020
Letters to Santa - Week One

You've been filling his ๐Ÿ“ฎ with letters full of lists and wishes for Christmas!

Tonight, ๐ŸŽ… has chosen a few to read!

More ๐Ÿ“„ will be read next Thursday night, so if you haven't already, drop your letters off at one of five locations around Olathe!

For details and more, visit OlatheKS.org/Santa.

The chickens staged a protest and eventually had their demands for a new roof met. As staff members replace the roof, th...
12/02/2020

The chickens staged a protest and eventually had their demands for a new roof met. As staff members replace the roof, the chickens have continued to dart in and out of their house, seemingly to inspect the progress. Their new request for chicken-foot shaped Christmas stockings is under review.

This year may have been wild, but people are still falling in love and choosing to marry. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’๐ŸฅฐIf you have a new union to ...
12/01/2020

This year may have been wild, but people are still falling in love and choosing to marry. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅฐ

If you have a new union to celebrate and want to keep the gathering on the small side, check out the Tiny Wedding Package at the Heritage Center.

The Heritage Center's new Tiny Wedding Package is perfect for your Micro Wedding, Minimony, Sequel Wedding, Elopement or Vow Renewal.
#heritagecenteratmahaffie #olatheks #tinywedding #microwedding #olatheweddings #kcweddings #kanascitywedding #kanasweddings #winterwedding

11/28/2020
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Field trips are still offered at Mahaffie!Thank you to three Olathe schools who were able to "zoom" into the barn to lea...
11/20/2020

Field trips are still offered at Mahaffie!

Thank you to three Olathe schools who were able to "zoom" into the barn to learn about some of the westward trails.

The chickens learned a lot, too!

Today is Apple Cider Day!To make your own cider at home you will need:about 10 apples (use a mixture of apple varieties)...
11/18/2020

Today is Apple Cider Day!

To make your own cider at home you will need:
about 10 apples (use a mixture of apple varieties), sliced
1 orange, sliced, leave the peel on
3 or so cinnamon sticks broken in half (or a Tablespoon of cinnamon)
a few whole cloves or 2 tsp. ground cloves
sugar to taste - optional

Throw everything into the slow cooker on high heat for about three hours or on low heat for six hours. Mash up the fruit, and cook on low for another hour. Strain off the liquid and enjoy!

Note: If you have cheesecloth and string handy, wrap your cinnamon stick pieces and whole cloves in the cheesecloth and tie with a string. This will be easier to remove from the liquid later on.

11/17/2020
Letters to Santa

Santa's back! Tonight, he's revealing his big surprise! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ฎ

What will it be? Watch his video to find out and head to OlatheKS.org/Santa for even more info!

#LettersToSanta

Is your family or group of friends looking for a place to celebrate the holidays this year? Consider gathering at the He...
11/12/2020

Is your family or group of friends looking for a place to celebrate the holidays this year? Consider gathering at the Heritage Center where there is plenty of room for social distancing, a covered patio, and a cozy fireplace.

Call 913-971-5111 or email [email protected] to find out more.

11/10/2020
Santa Has a Secret!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Look who stopped in Olathe today - Santa!

What secret have Santa and his elves been working on? Tune in next Monday at 7 p.m. to find out!

A big thank you to the crew from @CityofOlatheKS for working on our parking lot. We sure do appreciate everything you do...
11/04/2020

A big thank you to the crew from @CityofOlatheKS for working on our parking lot. We sure do appreciate everything you do at Mahaffie!

Look at this jack-o-lantern - is he not the cutest!We're doing 19th Century Halloween activities on the farm today until...
10/28/2020

Look at this jack-o-lantern - is he not the cutest!

We're doing 19th Century Halloween activities on the farm today until 2 p.m.

10/23/2020

Trick-or-Treat Trail is TONIGHT (Fri.) from 5 to 8 pm at Stagecoach Park (across the street from Mahaffie, near the Community Center).
This is our only Halloween event this year so we hope to see you there!

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site's cover photo
10/20/2020

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site's cover photo

Last week we learned what music and visual art tells us about history.Tomorrow we are going behind the scenes. What kind...
10/20/2020

Last week we learned what music and visual art tells us about history.

Tomorrow we are going behind the scenes. What kind of work is done at a museum? Visitors will learn about digging up artifacts and caring for them. It may be chilly, so dress for the weather!

Last week we learned what music and visual art tells us about history.

Tomorrow we are going behind the scenes. What kind of work is done at a museum? Visitors will learn about digging up artifacts and caring for them. It may be chilly, so dress for the weather!

It's not all work around here. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play our yard games and check out the toys in the ...
10/18/2020

It's not all work around here. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play our yard games and check out the toys in the sitting room.

Spending time on the farm and lending a hand in the daily activities is an invaluable experience to make history and lit...
10/18/2020

Spending time on the farm and lending a hand in the daily activities is an invaluable experience to make history and literature come alive for visitors.

Don't be shy about asking, "Can I help?" when you see someone working. The answer is usually, "Yes, please!"

What is to be done with the finished molasses? Cookies, of course! Thank you to Ms. Barb and to this amazing youth volun...
10/17/2020

What is to be done with the finished molasses? Cookies, of course! Thank you to Ms. Barb and to this amazing youth volunteer for making these on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove.
#travelks #noplacelikeks #mahaffiefarm #KCPassport2020 #harvest #baking #nineteenthcentury

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1200 E Kansas City Rd
Olathe, KS
66061

No - the site is located on the city's walking/hiking/bike trail system

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Just think of this the next time you visit Mahaffie and remember how much history the Farmstead represents.
I love the picture of Mr. & Mrs. Mahaffie in masks! Keep up the good work.
Mahaffie staff are so engaging and friendly! From the time I entered the farm grounds till I left someone was always engaging me and sharing a bit of history with me. What a warm welcoming place!
Family in from California and especially our 18 month old grandson had a great time. The staff there is terrific.
Great time riding the stagecoach at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Historic Site.
Scotty (the Rascal Dawg) makes a new friend!
Congratulations to Katie Lange on winning one of the City's Vision, Value, Mission awards this year for setting up and finding grant funding for a program to help supply period clothing for Mahaffie staff and volunteers. Way to go Katie!
Looking forward to stopping by when I'm next in Olathe Wishing all - especially Janice (and Tom the goat) at Mahaffie good health. Greetings from the UK.
We love our annual trip to see Santa and Mrs Claus at the Mahaffie House!
Having a hard time registering for the afternoon scout day.
Wheat harvest 2019.