December 1, 2020

Museum volunteers continue to create new programming and exhibits. We have collaborated with the Tonganoxie Public Library on a farm-to-table learning unit for a second grade class at the elementary school. We have an exciting new exhibit at the First State Bank & Trust Fourth Street location featuring local authors. And we will feature our gift shop items in a socially distanced, masks-required Holiday Gift Shop during the first three weeks of December. Click here for more details.

Maintaining social distance and safety for our volunteers and visitors is paramount. The Museum is open to visitors by appointment only until further notice. Volunteers and visitors will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Call or email to make an appointment, or stop by some Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

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

The TCHS Board of Directors

2020 TCHS Events

Tonganoxie Historical Society Events

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Story Stroll

Saturday, October 31 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Start your Halloween early with some socially distanced fun at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society! Go on a story stroll and experience the pages of the children's classic "Barn Dance" come alive through music, animals, and activities. This event is a collaboration of the Tonganoxie Public Library and the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society.

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License Plates History flyer

NEW EXHIBIT TOUR: The Spring at the Fairchild Dairy

Saturdays, September 12, 19 & 26 - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Open Air – Open House for our new Spring at the Fairchild Dairy exhibit. This was an opportunity to enjoy some time outside, socially distanced and to learn about the spring at the new interpretive signage. Included was a video about the spring and the development of the exhibit. The spring exhibit is a permanent addition to our museum & grounds.

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Spring at the Fairchild Dairy exhibit

STORY WALK

Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Story Walk at the Museum Grounds in collaboration with the Tonganoxie Public Library.

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Story Walk at the Museum Grounds

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday August 25 - 7:00 PM - CANCELED
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Mary Conrad, History of Aprons"

BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP

Saturday March 28 - 9AM to 3PM - CANCELED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

The spring Barn Block Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 9 am to 3 pm was cancelled due to Covid-19.

THE NEXT BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP WILL BE SCHEDULED IN THE SPRING OF 2021.
MORE INFORMATION TO BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE!

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Barn Block Workshop

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday February 25 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Being Good Neighbors – A Conversation" presented by George Brajkovic, City Manager.
David Frese, Mayor, will join us to discuss development in Tonganoxie near the museum.  

ANNUAL CHILI FEED SUPPER

Thursday February 20 - 11AM to 7PM
United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie, KS

The annual TCHS Chili Supper was be held from 11am to 7pm at the United Methodist Church in downtown Tonganoxie.

The menu featured Chili, Vegetable Beef Soup, Baked Potato Bar with Homemade Desserts. It was excellent company for a delicious lunch or dinner, all while supporting our local museum at the same time!

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FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday January 28 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"A Congress for Women: Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Movement"
presented by Sarah Bell and made possible by Humanities Kansas.

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