The “ins and outs”!!!

By Kathrine MIller

IMG_0907I wanted to do a blog about just the little things that have brought me joy to experience during my time at the Mahaffie Stage Coach and Farmstead. I have uploaded a few photos that I have snapped along the way when time has allotted me. It has been a very busy season for the operation  since they began the Thursday Family Fun Night that portrays a different theme each week. This past week on Thursday 7/9/15 it was a Civil War week theme with cannon firings and demonstrations shown to guests. I provided a picture of the 2 cannons that were used below. IMG_0893Other pictures slated in are of the property corm fields that I pass everyday and walking in one day- I saw the pioneer scarecrow; I thought it was a nice touch to add. July 4th celebration week was a wild ride since I had very limited experience of handling crowds such as this which I was told that the organization saw over 700 guests that day who had come to see the traditional firework displays they put together.(no photos included due to being extremely busy) We normally have around 100 guests give or take on Thursday nights and even less on Sat & Sunday. So it was a valuable experience to hold onto for the future. The other random photos expose the “ins and outs” of where I spend my time whether helping with traditional games, helping load guests onto the stagecoach, providing house tours, or sitting in front of a computer putting together a recipe for their weekly newsletter- it all becomes the “In’s and Outs” of the job at the Mahaffie StageCoach and Farmstead. To provide their guests an educational experience of 1860s frontier living. I am soaking up the very last days at Mahaffie to be able to walk away and know that my internship was a valuable experience that I can use later down the line in my career.

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