Tonganoxie was once home to some of the largest dairy farms in Kansas. The TCHS Museum is located on 10 acres of one of those dairies. The buildings include a 1932 milking parlor, hay barn and silo; a 1916 one room school house; 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.
TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and various fund-raising activities.
TCHS will be closed for the holidays from December 20, 2020 though January 11, 2021.
The museum will be closed for three weeks during this holiday season, from December 20th until we reopen on January 12th. At that time, we will resume our abbreviated hours and we will open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. As always, we continue to be open by appointment at other times.
Exhibit of Local Tonganoxie Authors
First State Bank & Trust, Fourth Street location
Open during regular banking hours
The museum and buildings are normally open to the public. For the foreseeable future, the museum is open by appointment only. Volunteers and visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Call 913-845-2960 or email TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com.
Admission is free.
We are funded through dues, donations, fund-raisers and grants. Your membership and your contributions are important.
GO BACK to the mid-1800's and the beginning of the town of Tonganoxie. EXPERIENCE history through the lens of a small town.
DISCOVER the story of prehistoric people in this area and see the artifacts they left behind. LEARN about the Native Americans and immigrants who shaped this community.
EXPLORE the Fairchild-Knox hay barn and milking parlor, once one of the largest dairies in the state of Kansas.
IMAGINE education in a one room school house. Honey Valley School was established in 1869, the 56th school district in Leavenworth County. The school did not close until 1958.Find Out More!