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TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

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.

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Annual Chili Feed
February 15, 2018
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

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BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9am to 3 pm. Create a barn block to hang on your barn or home.

 

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Fourth Tuesday Program
February 27, 2018
Joy Lominska, a long-time resident of Jefferson County, will talk about her book, The Old Home Place, which traces the history of the farm she lives on.

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Upcoming Events

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    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 6, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 7, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 11, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
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    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 14, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 15, 11am
    Annual Chili Feed
  • calendar iconFeb 18, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 20, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 20, 6:30 pm
    Board Meeting
  • calendar iconFeb 21, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 25, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 27, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconFeb 27, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconFeb 28, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day