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

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.