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.
FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM
January 24, 2023:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Lyda Burton Conley and the Strength of the Wyandot Women
Presented by Judith Manthe,
Principal Chief of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas
February 28, 2023:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Identifying Old Photos of Tonganoxie People and Places
Annual Chili Supper
February 16, 2023
11 AM – 7 PM
United Methodist Church - 328 East 4th Street
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US!
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 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!