Experience living history

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck

Plan to stop by the Gift Shop


4-DVD set of Tonganoxie history

TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

Tonganoxie was once home to the largest dairy farms in Kansas. The TCHS historical site is located on 10 acres of one of those dairies. The buildings include: the Fairchild/Knox barn, a 1929 dairy barn with milk parlor and hay barn, silo, and working windmill; the Honey Valley School, a 1916 one room school house; the Reno Methodist Church, a 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.

The museum and buildings are open to the public.
Come visit us!
Tuesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
In case of severe weather, ice, or heavy snow, the museum will be closed.
Admission is free – Donations are appreciated.

TCHS meets in the Reno Methodist Church building on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except June and December) at 7:00 pm for a brief business meeting and an historical program. The meetings are open to the public and there is no charge.

TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and fund raising activities.


The next Barn Quilt class will be held
on October 20, 2018

Find out More!



Fourth Tuesday Program
NOTE: There will be no Fourth Tuesday program in July. The next Fourth Tuesday program will be August 28.

The museum will be open
9 to noon on July 4.
Come in and
get out of the heat!


Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconJuly 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    9:00am to 4pm
    Museum is open
  • calendar iconJuly 4, 11, 18, 25
    9:00am to noon
    Volunteer Work Days
  • calendar icon July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    1:00pm to 4pm
    Museum is open
  • calendar iconJuly 17
    6:00 pm
    Board Meeting