Historic Books

"The Old Home Place: the Story of a Kansas Farm"

Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie

The Old Home Place is the story of a farm in eastern Jefferson County. The author, Joy Lominska, is an active volunteer at the Tonganoxie Museum and has been instrumental in several exhibits and school programs. The book reads like a novel, tracing the farm, its occupants and its crops from the late 1800s to the present day. 

"This fascinating and engaging account of people and the land provides insight into an earlier time in the American Midwest. Joy's story focuses on relationships and events centered on a small farm, and in doing so, she both unearths a rich place-based history and instills a broader appreciation for the future connection of people with the land." 
W. Dean Kettle, Kansas Biological Survey

This book is available for purchase at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. Call or email to reserve your copy. 913-845-2960; TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com.



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