July 24, 2020

COVID-19 has made quite an impact on the Historical Society and Museum. We miss our visitors and our programs, but caution is in order. There is much activity behind the scenes, as our volunteers work to collaborate with the library on some fun programs and finishing touches are put on the new exhibit, “The Spring at the Fairchild Dairy.” Remember When continues to be a feature in the weekly Tonganoxie Mirror.

Maintaining social distance and safety for our volunteers and visitors is paramount. Fourth Tuesday programs will not be held in person through the end of 2020. The Barn Block Workshop will not be held in the Fall of 2020, but we plan to reschedule in the Spring of 2021.

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.

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

Historic Books

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

Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie

Just released in August of 2020, Jayhawk: Love, Loss, Liberation, and Terror over the Pacific, tells the story of the early life of George Cooper, long time resident of the Tonganoxie area. George was also very active in the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, as president, vice president, and volunteer in the decade from 1997 to 2007, when the museum was the focus of volunteer efforts and became a reality.

The book is a well-written military history by Jay Stout, describing George’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. As George says of the book, “It covers a period of my father’s time in the Philippines, my childhood and my WWII experience.”

The book can be purchased at the Tonganoxie Museum and all copies sold at the museum will be autographed by George Cooper. Call or email to reserve your copy. 913-845-2960; TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com.



Books are available for sale by the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. If it has to be mailed, a mailing fee will be charged.