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.
Labor Day / Sunflower Weekend
The museum will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Sept 2; 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, Sept 3; and 11am to 4pm on Monday, Sept 4
Fourth Tuesday Program
"The Kramer Collection
of Native Indian Artifacts"
Presented by Dr. Brad Logan, K-State University Research Associate Professor
New Exterior Exhibit
Three Barn Quilts have been hung on the north face of the Fairchild-Knox hay Barn.