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 Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday Dec 12, 6:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn

TCHS Program Meeting
No Fourth Tuesday program
in December.

Tuesday December 12 - 6:00 PM
Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Join us for the TCHS Annual Holiday Party

Holiday PartyJoin us on Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 6:00pm.

Meat will be provided, bring a covered dish, side, or dessert.

The public is always welcome as we celebrate the holidays and the past year at the museum and historical society.

At the Museum in the Fairchild-Knox Hay Barn. Open to the public. No charge.


Fourth Tuesday Program

There is no Fourth Tuesday program in December.

Fourth Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Deep in the basketball season, what better program than to hear from the inventor of the game. Join us for an evening with James Naismith, portrayed by Bill Nicks, Grinter Place Administrator. Prepare to learn more about the Canadian, James Naismith, who was the first basketball coach in the United States.

Volunteer Work Days

Wednesdays - 9:00 AM to noon
December 6, December 13, December 20

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

MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED on Sundays Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, in observation of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Museum will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday Dec. 26 & 27.

Annual Chili Feed

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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.

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.