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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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Featured Event

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
Tuesday November 28 at NOON
Exploring the Nooks and Crannies of Kansas
There is no charge to attend the program and the event will include a light lunch.

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Announcements

MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON
November 21 and 22,
in observation of Thanksgiving week.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Tuesday December 12 – 6:00pm.
The Annual Holiday Party
in the Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn at the Historical Site.

Fourth Tuesday Program
Tuesday November 28 – 7:00pm
Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Quantrills' Raid on Lawrence.  A presentation by historian Leo Oliva, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

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Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconNov 1st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconNov 5th, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 7th, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 8th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconNov 12th, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 14th, 9am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 14th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconNov 15th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconNov 19th, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 21st, Museum is CLOSED
  • calendar iconNov 22nd, Museum is CLOSED
  • calendar iconNov 26th, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 28th, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconNov 28th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconNov 29th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day