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 March 20
6:30 PM

TCHS Program Meeting
Tuesday March 27
7:00 PM

Volunteer Work Days

Wednesdays - 9:00 AM to noon
March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28

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

TCHS Board Meeting

Tuesday March 20 - 6:30 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

At the museum site in the basement of the church.

Open to the public.

Fourth Tuesday Program

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

News from Fort Larned

Michael Seymour, will report on news and activities at Ft. Larned. He will share the latest in equipment used at the Fort.

Prepare for a journey back to the 1860's and 1870's along the Santa Fe Trail.

Refreshments served after the program.


Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn
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, May 22 - 7:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn
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.

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

See what's been happening at TCHS so far this year!  VIEW 2017 EVENTS


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.