TCHS Events

Monthly Historical Society MeetingS

Tonganoxie Historical Society Meeting

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

Board Meeting
Tuesday April 17
6:00 PM

TCHS Program Meeting
Tuesday April 24
7:00 PM

Volunteer Work Days

Wednesdays - 9:00 AM to noon
April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25

We welcome any and all new-comers and visitors! Museum is open.

TCHS Board Meeting

Tuesday April 17 - 6:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

At the museum site in the basement of the Reno Church.

Open to the public.

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.

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. Space is limited, so do get your name in early! Contact Kris Roberts at or 913-704-7043.

Fourth Tuesday Program

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


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.

Refreshments served after the program.

Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 16 - 6:30 PM
201 W. Washington, 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.

Exterior Exhibit

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

The three blocks are just visible when heading south on 24-40 just west of Vintage Park.  View the blocks by traveling west on 8th Street of coming in the main entrance to the museum on Washington Street, just west of West Haven Baptist Church.

These are part of the Glacial Hills Quilt Trail, which currently incorporates barn quilt blocks in Leavenworth, Jackson, and Douglas counties. 


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.