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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 farm in Kansas. The TCHS historical site is located on 10 acres of that original dairy. 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
"Soda Fountains of Kansas"
Learn about the glory days of the soda fountain and how Kansas pharmacists created tonics and curatives. Hear about government regulations, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop. Cindy Higgins is a journalist and a Kansas historian, brought to us by the Kansas Humanities Council.

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Featured Event

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
Memorial Day Breakfast
Monday, May 29, 2017
8am to 11am
Biscuits & Gravy breakfast.
Veterans displays and history of Memorial Day at the museum - 201 W. Washington Street, Tonganoxie, KS

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Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconMay 3rd, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 10th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 16th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconMay 17th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 23rd, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconMay 24th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 29th, 8am – 11am
    Memorial Day Breakfast
  • calendar iconMay 31st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day