March 11, 2021

Museum volunteers continue to create new programming exhibits and work on your research requests.

The Museum is now open to visitors on Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. Other times can be arranged by appointment. The safety of our volunteers and visitors is important to us. Volunteers and visitors will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Call or email to make an appointment, or stop on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

As always, we love to hear from you and are available by phone (913-845-2960) and email (

The TCHS Board of Directors

Look for the Tonganoxie 1936 Fire Pumper Truck in the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 13.

As of March 13, we have completed two Window Restoration Workshops. All of the stained glass windows in the church have been reglazed with exterior surfaces painted, getting ready for the new storm windows. Come take a look!

Our mission is to discover, collect, identify, preserve and display materials which illustrate the history of the Tonganoxie community and to make these materials accessible to the community.

There will be two Barn Block Workshops in April. Thursday, April 22 and Saturday April 24.
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This photograph of the Honey Valley Schoolhouse and a vintage tornado siren (in silhouette) was taken by Lani Putthoff in early September 2020.

The Museum is now open!
Tuesdays – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesdays – 9:00am to noon

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 1916 one room school house; 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.


The Barn Block Workshops are Back!!
We have two workshops scheduled in April
Thursday, April 22 and Saturday April 24.

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Events Calendar


The Museum is now open to visitors on Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon. Other times can be arranged by appointment. Volunteers and visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Call 913-845-2960 or email

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.

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Photos from Yesteryear