2017 TCHS Events

TONGANOXIE Historical Society EVENTS

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TCHS ANNUAL PICNIC

Saturday June 17 - 6:00 PM

The Historical Society will host its annual Picnic.

The public is invited to attend – just bring a covered dish and a desire to visit with us and eat some great picnic fare.

TCHS Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday May 23 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Soda Fountains of Kansas"

During the glory days of the soda fountain, Kansas pharmacists created tonics and curatives that eventually evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and the Egg Cream. Government regulations, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop played a role in these ice cream concoctions that became a profitable sideline business. The presentation will explore soda fountains in Kansas today and the revival of soda fountains throughout the nation. Cindy Higgins will present the program. She is a journalist and Kansas historian whose research interests focus on Kansas industry before technological mechanization dramatically changed work and labor in the early 20th century. The presentation is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

TCHS Program at the Reno Methodist Church on the historical site.

As always, the public is welcome and the program is free. Refreshments served after the program.

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TCHS Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday April 25 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Show'n'Tell"

Members bring an historical item from home on this night and share the story of that artifact or photo. There is never a dull moment at these programs, which have been popular TCHS since 1985. This program is totally home grown. Bring a treasure from home and join in the fun.

TCHS Program at the Reno Methodist Church on the historical site.

As always, the public is welcome and the program is free. Refreshments served after the program.

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Spring Cleaning at the Museum

Thursdays - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
April 13, April 20

We welcome any and all who enjoy the thrills of spring cleaning.

TCHS Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday March 28 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Using Music to Teach History"

Matt Beat, Tonganoxie High School History teacher, will share some of his techniques to teach history. He uses music and YouTube to get his students excited about history.

TCHS Program at the Reno Methodist Church on the historical site.

As always, the public is welcome and the program is free. Refreshments served after the program.

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Annual TCHS Chili Supper

Thursday February 16 - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
328 E. 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS

Raffling this Crystal Star Barn QuiltMark your calendars for a delicious lunch and dinner.

Chili
Vegetable Beef Soup
Vegetable Stew
Relishes & Drinks
Homemade Desserts.

Dine in or carry out.
Adults $7 - Children $4. Advance Tickets $6/$4.

All proceeds to benefit the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society

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TCHS Program

Tuesday January 24 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Carrie Ritchey will present
"Rescuing and Renovating the Little Stranger Church" 

TCHS Program at the Reno Methodist Church on the historical site.

As always, the public is welcome and the program is free and followed by refreshments.

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