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 9:00am – 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.


Tonganoxie KS history DVD
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.

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We have had two very successful Barn quilt workshops this fall. We will start classes again in the spring. Check out the trail for new barn blocks.


Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconOct 5th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconOct 12th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconOct 18th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconOct 19th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconOct 25th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconOct 26th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconOct 26th, 4pm – 6pm
    Garden Party

Featured Event

October 25, 2016
TCHS Membership Meeting
From Ireland to Tonganoxie and Places in Between

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