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

TCHS Program Meeting
Tuesday Sept 26
7:00 PM
Kramer Artifacts

Board Meeting
Tuesday Sept 19
6:30 PM

New 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. 

Labor Day / Sunflower Weekend

September 2 thru 4
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Museum is open 11am to 4pm Saturday & and Monday;
1pm to 4pm on Sunday.

Grinter Home Summer Fest Car Show and Vendors

Saturday September 9 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 S 78 St, Kansas City, KS

Look for the TCHS booth and enjoy the festival.

TCHS Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday September 26 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"The Kramer Collection of Native Indian Artifacts"

Presented by Dr. Brad Logan, K-State University Research Associate Professor

Brad Logan, an archaeologist specializing in Great Plains archaeology, will present the program on the Kramer Artifacts – a collection of pre-historic  arrows, points, stone tools, and pottery sherds – that was donated to the museum by Frank "Junior" and Barbara Kramer.  The Kramers spent over 40 years collecting the pieces on their property just northwest of Tonganoxie.    

Brad Logan's program will coincide with the opening of this new exhibit. The collection of over 800 pieces was catalogued at K-State by students under the supervision of Dr. Logan.  

Join us for an evening of archaeology and stories of pre-historic people who lived and travelled through this area along the tributaries of the Kansas River long before the Kansa and Delaware people.


TCHS Board Meeting

Tuesday September 19 - 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
September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27

We welcome any and all new-comers!


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.