TCHS Events

Monthly Historical Society MeetingS

TCHS presents programs on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except June and December). These program meetings are held in the Reno Methodist Church on the museum site at 201 W. Washington in Tonganoxie. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

All members of the community are welcome. 

There is no charge and there are refreshments following the program.

Upcoming Events

TCHS Program Meeting
Tues May 23
7:00 PM
Soda Fountains of Kansas

Board Meeting
Tues May 16
6:30 PM

Memorial Day Breakfast
Mon May 29
8:00 AM

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.


Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Monday May 29 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Join us for a breakfast and coffee and a Flag Ceremony by the VFW. We will have special displays set up to honor servicemen and the history of Memorial Day. The museum will be open. We will also have flowers available for those on their way to the cemeteries. At the museum site.


TCHS Board Meeting

Tuesday May 16 - 6:30 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

At the museum site in the basement of the church.

Open to the public.

Volunteer Work Days

Wednesdays - 9:00 AM to noon
May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31

We welcome any and all new-comers!


Past Events

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Special Events

There are annual events to watch for, all of which are open to the public. These include the Picnic in June and the Holiday Party in December.

There are also special events from time to time, the spring opening event, often with a Back in Time theme.

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Leavenworth County Fair Parade in late July.