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 historic spring; a 1916 one room school house; a 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.
TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, facility use fees, grants and various fund-raising activities.
Hitting the Road:
100 Years on the Victory Highway
September 19, 2023
A new exhibit on display at the museum during regular hours from September 19 through October 14, 2023.
BARN QUILT WORKSHOP
October 21, 2023
SAVE THE DATE – The next Barn Block Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2023 from 9am to 2pm.
JUNE 14th TCHS Turned 20!
The Grand Opening of the Museum was twenty years ago on June 14, 2003.
A big thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made this museum possible as it was truly a labor of love. And we continue to be grateful to all who donate their time and resources to this little gem. Happy 20th!!!
We have pictures on our Facebook page from the ribbon cutting held that special day, as well as other pictures from the Grand Opening and the many volunteers and guests in attendance.
Research on the One Room Schools of Southwestern Leavenworth County
We are looking for experiences and stories from you or your family about learning in a one room schoolhouse.
Our volunteers are working on gathering memories and artifacts about the one room schools experience. Our Honey Valley Schoolhouse is the perfect place to serve as a repository of these stories. We are working to gather stories and narratives about one room schools and would love to talk with you.
What school are we researching? Bleakley, Central, Coal Ridge, Dafer, Eagle, Elmwood, Eureka, Fall Leaf, Faulkner, Friendship Valley, Hawk Hollow, Hazel Ridge, Honey Valley, Jarbalo, Linwood, Mackey, Mayginnis, Mound, Pickens, Pleasant Prairie, Pleasant Valley, Pony Creek, Reno, Sarcoxie, Skaggs, Smith, Springdale, Stanwood, Villa Eden, Walnut.
It is the stories of ordinary people that make history come alive for all of us. We know you can help us out! Call or email the museum to set up a time to share your stories and experiences.
Tuesdays – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesdays – 9:00am to noon
Saturdays – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Other times can be arranged by appointment.
Call 913-845-2960 or email TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com.
Holidays and weather can affect our times. Please call or check Facebook if uncertain.
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!