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.
"THE SPRING AT THE FAIRCHILD DAIRY"
Monday, March 16 – 9:05 am
Timeline Radio will feature Joy Lominska talking about the new exhibit, "The Spring at the Fairchild Farm".
FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM:
Tuesday, March 24 - 7:00PM
BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP
RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY
Saturday, March 28 - 9AM to 3PM
The spring Barn Block Workshop is scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 9 am to 3 pm. RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Grand Opening of our new exterior exhibit: "The Spring at the Fairchild Dairy" – mark your calendar and watch for details
Monday, May 25, 2020
Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast at the Museum
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.
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.
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!