Tonganoxie was once home to the largest dairy farms in Kansas. The TCHS historical site is located on 10 acres of one of those dairies. The buildings include: the Fairchild/Knox barn, a 1929 dairy barn with milk parlor and hay barn, silo, and working windmill; the Honey Valley School, a 1916 one room school house; the Reno Methodist Church, a 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.
The museum and buildings are open to the public.
Come visit us!
Tuesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
In case of severe weather, ice, or heavy snow, the museum will be closed.
Admission is free – Donations are appreciated.
TCHS meets in the Reno Methodist Church building on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except June and December) at 7:00 pm for a brief business meeting and an historical program. The meetings are open to the public and there is no charge.
TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and fund raising activities.
Friday 27 October
The Historical Society will have a table and treats for the children of Tonganoxie during this annual event.
Fourth Tuesday Program
"Quantrills' Raid on Lawrence"
A video presentation of Quantrill's Raid is described by Rev. Richard Cordley, an eye-witness to the raid. Program will be held at the museum site in the Barn. Popcorn will be served.
New Exterior Exhibit
Three Barn Quilts have been hung on the north face of the Fairchild-Knox hay Barn.