TCHS Events

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAMS

TCHS presents programs on the Fourth Tuesday of every month (except June, July and December).

These program meetings are held in the Reno Methodist Church on the museum site at 201 W. Washington Street in Tonganoxie. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm and include a brief business meeting and an historical program.

All members of the community are welcome. There are refreshments after the program and there is never a charge.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM
"Orphan Trains"

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Museum is open.

Tuesday November 6 – 9:00am to 1:00pm - Museum is open.
Tuesday November 13, 27 – 9:00am to 4pm - Museum is open. 
Sunday November 4, 11, 18, 25 – 1:00pm to 4pm – Museum is open.

VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS

Wednesday November 7, 14, 27 – 9:00am to noon
We welcome any and all new-comers and visitors!  Museum is open.

NOTE: The Museum will be closed November 20th and 21st for Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Nov
13

TCHS BOARD MEETING

Tuesday November 13 - 6:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

NOTE: The board meeting has been moved to the second Tuesday this month because of Thanksgiving week.

At the museum site in the basement of the Reno Church. Open to anyone who is interested. Our meetings last no longer than 90 minutes and we welcome visitors.

Nov
27

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday November 27 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Orphan Trains"
Leanne Chapman is active in the Jefferson County Historical Society. She will be talking about orphan trains and poor houses and will share some of her experiences with Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the history just next door in Jefferson County.
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Dec
18

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Tuesday December 18 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

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Jan
22

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday January 22 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"When Kings Reigned" Presented by Barbara Higgins-Dover. The documentary "When Kings Reigned" produced in Lawrence, Kansas, will be shown. Barbara Higgins-Dover, the producer, will talk about the making of the movie and give us more insight into the history of the Kaw River and some of the men who made their living and their homes on the river.

Past Events

Oct
23

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

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

"The State Archives: Past, Present, and Future"

Presented by Matt Veatch, Kansas State Historical Society. Virtual highlights from the State Archives collections, including John Brown letters and even a few Tongie-related items. He also discussed the future of the archives and offer some hints on how you can preserve your own digital memories for generations to come.

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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.

Our 1936 Fire Pumper Truck is a regular in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in March and the Fair Parade in July.

We also have several annual fundraisers:
Come join us for our Annual Chili Supper in February. Warm up with Beef Vegetable Soup or Chili.  Add a baked potato.
We honor tradition with a Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, with Flag Ceremony and Taps on Memorial Day in May.

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Ghost Town Bus Tour

How Many Towns Can You Name that were vibrant communities in the late 1800's and early 1900's? Find out where they were, what made them successful, and what happened to them.  Our first Ghost Town Bus Tour in May of 2018 focused on towns north and east of Tonganoxie. Watch for the next Bus Tour, coming soon.