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

Tonganoxie Historical DVDs and Books

Historic DVDs


Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie

This 4-DVD set includes 30 chapters of Tonganoxie history told with photographs, maps, narration, and interviews, "Ken Burns" style.


"Ghost Towns
Around Tonganoxie"

Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie

Twenty-five towns are highlighted on this DVD. This DVD was developed as a companion to the first Ghost Town Bus Tour in May of 2018.


Visit the TCHS
Gift Shop

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Gift Shop

DVDs are available for sale by the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, including "Traditional Tales Of Tonganoxie" and "Ghost Towns Around Tonganoxie".


Historic Books

Jayhawk: Love, Loss,
Liberation, and Terror
over the Pacific

Jayhawk: Love, Loss, Liberation, and Terror over the Pacific by Jay Stout

The book is a well-written military history by Jay Stout, describing George Cooper’s experiences as a pilot during World War II. But the story is also a human one – of George’s family, his childhood in the Philippines, and his coming of age in difficult times.


The Old Home Place:
the Story of
a Kansas Farm

Jayhawk: Love, Loss, Liberation, and Terror over the Pacific by Jay Stout

The Old Home Place is the story of a farm in eastern Jefferson County. The book reads like a novel, tracing the farm, its occupants and its crops from the late 1800s to the present day.