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.


Please Note:
The museum will be closed
on Tuesday, July 4th
for the holiday

Fourth Tuesday Program

There is no Fourth Tuesday program in July. We will plan to see you at the annual Leavenworth County Fair Parade on Tuesday July 25,2017 at 6:30pm. Look for the 1936 Fire Pumper Truck, which will be a part of the parade.

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  • calendar iconJuly 5th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJuly 12th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJuly 18th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconJuly 19th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJuly 25th, 6:30pm
    Fair Parade
  • calendar iconJuly 26th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day