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.
Annual Chili Feed
February 15, 2018
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9am to 3 pm. Create a barn block to hang on your barn or home.
Fourth Tuesday Program
February 27, 2018
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.