About Tonganoxie Community Historical Society

Our Mission

TCHS is a private non-profit organization, founded in 1981, with the purpose of preserving history, especially the history of Tonganoxie and surrounding area.

The Society has a specific mission to collect, identify, record, preserve, and display materials which will help to establish and illustrate the history of the greater Tonganoxie community.

All funding is private, from dues, donations, and fund-raisers

The Society & the Site

Museum &
Buildings

The Museum site consists of Fairchild-Knox Barns, the Honey Valley School, and the Reno Methodist Church.

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Historical
Research

The artifacts on display in the museum are but a fraction of the artifacts and historical information that is housed at the historical site.

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Oral
Histories

TCHS established a video interview library project to preserve and share local history; to increase community awareness of the Tonganoxie area history.

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Historic DVDs

DVDs are available for sale by the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, including "Traditional Tales Of Tonganoxie" and "Ghost Towns Around Tonganoxie".

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TCHS
Newsletters

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter to update members of on-going business of the historical society and any upcoming events.

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"Remember When"
Column

TCHS has taken on the task of publishing "Remember When" providing weekly old Tonganoxie history as published in the Tonganoxie Mirror.

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