2018 TCHS Events

TONGANOXIE Historical Society EVENTS

See what's happened at TCHS this year!

Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 16 - 6:30 PM
at the Museum Barn
201 W. Washington St, Tonganoxie, KS

 

There is no Fourth Tuesday program in June.  Instead, we hold our picnic, which will start at 6:30pm this year.

The picnic is held just north of the barn unless there is rain, in which case we move inside the barn.

Meat and drinks are furnished by the society – bring your own utensils and a covered dish to share.

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Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00 PM
Reno Church on museum site
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Show'n'Tell

Bring an historical item from home – a photo, a tool, an old letter - and share the story of that artifact with our group. There is never a dull moment at these programs. Bring a treasure from home and join in the fun.

Nothing to bring? No problem, the stories you will hear will be awesome.

Refreshments served after the program.

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Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Monday, May 28 - 7:30  to 11:00 AM
at the Museum Barn
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

7:30 am Flag Ceremony by American Legion Post 41
7:30 am Reveille by Boy Scout Troop 357
7:30 to 11:00 Bixby's Biscuits & Gravy
9:00 to noon Museum Open
9:00 to noon Antique Engine Show

Veterans Exhibits • History of Memorial Day • Museum Open

DONATIONS ACCEPTED - all proceeds benefit the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society

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Tour of Ghost Towns in Southern Leavenworth County

Saturday, May 5 - 1:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

The Tonganoxie Historical Society is presenting a bus tour of southern Leavenworth County Ghost Towns and Historic sites. The tour will start at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 5. The tour will last three hours, with one stop at the Boling Grange Hall for refreshments about half way through the tour. The general area of focus will be north of 24-40, east of the Jefferson County line, south of Stranger Road, and east of 171st Street. The bus is a commercial 25-passenger coach with air conditioning and a public address system.

This will be an afternoon of historical tales of railroads and towns. Narrators for the trip will be Perry Walters, Virginia Seymour, and Carrie Ritchey. The bus will depart from the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society parking lot at 1:00 pm and return at 4:00 pm. (Boarding will start at 12:45 pm.)

Tickets for the tour are $25 for TCHS members; $30 for non-members.

Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM
Reno Church on museum site
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Five Years of Mondays with Timeline Radio

Clenece Hills has been working in radio since she was in seventh grade in McPherson, Kansas. Her program airs Mondays at 9:05 am on KLWN in Lawrence and has had over 200 guests to date. Clenece will talk about the process and challenges of a weekly live radio program. Check out her program on Mondays at 9:05 am, KLWN FM 1017 and 1320 AM.

Refreshments served after the program.

Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, February 27 - 7:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"The Old Home Place"

Joy Lominska, a long-time resident of Jefferson County, will talk about her book, The Old Home Place, which traces the history of the farm she lives on. The history of this one farm brings to life and light the history of agriculture from the late 1800's to current time.

Refreshments served after the program.

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Annual Chili Feed

Thursday, February 15
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church

Annual Chili Feed at the United Methodist Church, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the operations and maintenance of the Historical Society Museum. Homemade chili, vegetable soup, and pies, pies, pies.

Advance tickets are available during museum hours:
Tuesdays 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesdays 9 am to noon

Tickets are also available by calling Janet Burnett (913-244-4157) or Kris Roberts (913-704-7043).

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Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, January 23 - 7:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"You're Never Too Old for Stories"

Christine Henderson of Basehor will talk about the history of yarn, spinning and weaving with stories.

Join us for an evening of storytelling. Refreshments served after the program.

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