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

Annual Chili Feed
Thursday, February 15
11:00 AM

Board Meeting
Tuesday February 20
6:30 PM

TCHS Program Meeting
Tuesday February 27
7:00 PM

Annual Chili Feed

Thursday, February 15
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church

Annual Chili Feed at the United Methodist Church, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the operations and maintenance of the Historical Society Museum. Homemade chili, vegetable soup, and pies, pies, pies.

Advance tickets are available during museum hours:
Tuesdays 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesdays 9 am to noon

Tickets are also available by calling Janet Burnett (913-244-4157) or Kris Roberts (913-704-7043).


TCHS Board Meeting

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

"The Old Home Place"

Joy Lominska, a long-time resident of Jefferson County, will talk about her book, The Old Home Place, which traces the history of the farm she lives on. The history of this one farm brings to life and light the history of agriculture from the late 1800's to current time.

Refreshments served after the program.

Volunteer Work Days

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

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

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.