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 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 11:00am – 4:00pm, year round
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon, year round
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm, April thru October
Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
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.

TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and fund raising activities.


The TCHS Scholarship for the 2016-17 year has been awarded. Click here for details.

Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie is now available.  This 4-DVD set includes 30 chapters of Tonganoxie history told with photographs, narration, and interviews.   The set is available for purchase at the museum and will also be available for purchase at the Sesquicentennial celebration on June 10.

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Featured Event

Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial
Celebration will be downtown
June 10-11.
Find the Historical Society that day in Ratliff's Drug Store, at the corner of Fourth and Bury.   Come in to watch a sampling of the Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie.  Kids get a free wooden nickel.

Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconJune 1st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJune 8th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJune 11th, 9am – 6pm
  • calendar iconJune 15th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJune 22nd, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconJune 25th, 6pm
    Annual Picnic
  • calendar iconJune 29th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day