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.

Museum is open

Tuesday December 3, 10, 17 – 9:00am to 4:00pm - Museum is open.
Wednesday December 4, 11, 18 – 9:00am to noon
Sunday December 1, 8, 15, 22 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Museum is open.
We welcome any and all new-comers and visitors!

Please note:

The museum will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday December 24, Wednesday December 25, Sunday December 29
Tuesday December 31, Wednesday January 1  

Upcoming Events

Jan
28

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday January 28 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Politics on the Platform: Woman Suffrage at the Chautauqua" presented by Sarah Bell. 
SAVE THE DATE!!

Feb
20

ANNUAL CHILI FEED SUPPER

Thursday February 20 - 7:00 PM
Tonganoxie, KS

The annual TCHS Chili Supper to benefit the Tonganoxie Historical Society & Museum will be held from 11am to 7pm.
More info to follow soon!

Past Events

Dec
17

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

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

JOIN US for our Holiday Dinner on Tuesday Dec. 17th in the Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn.

Bring a covered dish or a dessert and share in a review of our progress this past year.

The public is invited.

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License Plates History flyer
Oct
22

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

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

"Kansas Motor Vehicle License Plates – a History" Brady Mikijanis will present a program on the history of vehicle license plates in Kansas and Tonganoxie at the October Fourth Tuesday program at 7:00 pm on October 22, 2019.

In conjunction with this program, we will also host a grand opening for the new license plate exhibit, constructed by Brady, which will become part of the permanent collection. Brady donated a set of Leavenworth County license plates to the museum and has included some in his exhibit that were previously donated by Fred Scheller. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about vehicle licensing in Kansas and Tonganoxie. Refreshments will follow the program.

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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.

TCHS is planning a second Ghost Town Bus Tour.
Watch for the date of the second TCHS Ghost Town Bus Tour. This tour will focus on the southern part of the county. The tour will take place in the Spring of 2020.