Experience living history

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck

Plan to stop by the Gift Shop


4-DVD set of Tonganoxie history

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.


Fourth Tuesday Program
"Trips to Historic Places"

The Tonganoxie Middle School History Club will present a program on their most recent field trip. For many years, Kathy Harrell has taken the history club students on a field trip to a wide variety of historical places and landmarks. Come join us to hear about the latest trip.

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Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconAug 2nd, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconAug 9th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconAug 15th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconAug 16th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconAug 22nd, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconAug 23rd, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconAug 30th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day