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.


Special Event
Labor Day / Sunflower Weekend
The museum will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Sept 2; 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, Sept 3; and 11am to 4pm on Monday, Sept 4

Fourth Tuesday Program
"The Kramer Collection
of Native Indian Artifacts"

Presented by Dr. Brad Logan, K-State University Research Associate Professor

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New Exterior Exhibit
Three Barn Quilts have been hung on the north face of the Fairchild-Knox hay Barn.

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Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconSep 2nd, 11am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconSep 3rd, 1pm – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconSep 4th, 11am – 4pm
    Museum is Open
  • calendar iconSep 6th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSep 9th, 10am – 4pm
    Grinter Summer Fest
  • calendar iconSep 19th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconSep 13th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSep 26th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconSep 20th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSep 27th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day