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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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Announcements

Fourth Tuesday Program
January 23, 2018
James Naismith is unable to be the program for the January 23 Fourth Tuesday. We regret any inconvenience, but we will try to reschedule him again soon.

We are very lucky to welcome Christine Henderson as our speaker on January 23. The program, "You're Never Too Old for Stories" will include stories about the history of yarn, spinning, and weaving. Join us for an evening of exploring how clothing was made in the not too distant past.

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 iconJan 3, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJan 7, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
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    Museum is Open
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    Volunteer Work Day
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    Museum is Open
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    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconJan 16, 6:30 pm
    Board Meeting
  • calendar iconJan 17, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJan 21, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconJan 23, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconJan 23, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconJan 24, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJan 28, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
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    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconJan 31, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day