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 (

The TCHS Board of Directors

Historic DVDs

"Ghost Towns Around Tonganoxie"

Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie

Twenty-five towns are highlighted on this DVD.

Some of the towns still exist, such as Linwood and Jarbalo. Others, such as Little Stranger, Boling, Fall Leaf and Neely are now mirages in hay fields or marked by stone foundations nearly hidden.  

This DVD was developed as a companion to the first Ghost Town Bus Tour in May of 2018.

The format is photographs, maps, and diagrams accompanied by the narration of three local historians.

The stories tell about the settling of the county, the impact of the railroads, and the importance of farming, dairy, apples, and people.

Narration by Virginia Seymour, Carrie Ritchey, Laurie Walters, and Perry Walters

Video Excerpts


DVDs are available for sale by the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society.