The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is closing the Tonganoxie Museum to visitors, effective Sunday, March 15. We will remain closed until March 31, and will evaluate a re-opening date at that time.

We are cancelling the Fourth Tuesday program on March 24 and the Barn Block Workshop on March 28. We will reschedule the Barn Block Workshop at a future time. We will continue to answer the phone for any questions or concerns.

We hope you stay healthy and safe in the coming weeks.

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.