TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

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.


2022 Holiday Dinner
December 13, 2022

The 2022 Holiday Dinner will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 13th in the Barn at the Historical Site

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Please Note: There are no Fourth Tuesday Programs scheduled in November or December. Programs will resume in January.


Annual Chili Supper
February 16, 2023

Our Annual Chili Supper will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie.


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

Holidays and weather can affect our times. Please call or check Facebook if uncertain.

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.

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Photos from Yesteryear