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

TCHS Events

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAMS

Fourth Tuesday programs will not be held in person through the end of 2020. We simply cannot guarantee that social distancing can be observed for these events.

TCHS normally presents programs on the Fourth Tuesday of every month (except June, July and December).

These program meetings are held in the Reno Methodist Church on the museum site at 201 W. Washington Street in Tonganoxie. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm and include a brief business meeting and an historical program.

All members of the community are welcome. There are refreshments after the program and there is never a charge.

DUE TO COVID-19, THE MUSEUM IS OPEN BY APPINTMENT ONLY WE HOPE TO RESUME OUR REGULAR HOURS SOON:

Tuesdays – 9:00am to 4:00pm – Volunteer Work Day and Museum is Open
Wednesdays – 9:00am to Noon – Volunteer Work Day and Museum is Open
Sundays – 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Museum is Open
We welcome all new-comers and visitors!

 

Upcoming Events

Aug
25

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday August 25 - 7:00 PM - CANCELED
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Mary Conrad, History of Aprons"  

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Mar
28
BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP

Saturday March 28 - 9AM to 3PM - CANCELED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

The spring Barn Block Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 9 am to 3 pm was cancelled due to Covid-19.

THE NEXT BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP WILL BE SCHEDULED IN THE SPRING OF 2021.
MORE INFORMATION TO BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE!

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Past Events

Feb
25

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday February 25 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"Being Good Neighbors – A Conversation" presented by George Brajkovic, City Manager. David Frese, Mayor, will join us to discuss development in Tonganoxie near the museum.  

Feb
20

ANNUAL CHILI FEED SUPPER

Thursday February 20 - 11AM to 7PM
United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie, KS

The annual TCHS Chili Supper was be held from 11am to 7pm at the United Methodist Church in downtown Tonganoxie.

The menu featured Chili, Vegetable Beef Soup, Baked Potato Bar with Homemade Desserts. It was excellent company for a delicious lunch or dinner, all while supporting our local museum at the same time!

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Jan
28

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

Tuesday January 28 - 7:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

"A Congress for Women: Women's Clubs and the Chautauqua Movement"
presented by Sarah Bell and made possible by Humanities Kansas.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

There are annual events to watch for, all of which are open to the public. These include the Picnic in June and the Holiday Party in December.

Our 1936 Fire Pumper Truck is a regular in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in March and the Fair Parade in July.

We also have several annual fundraisers:
Come join us for our Annual Chili Supper in February. Warm up with Beef Vegetable Soup or Chili.  Add a baked potato.
We honor tradition with a Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, with Flag Ceremony and Taps on Memorial Day in May.

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Ghost Town Bus Tour

How Many Towns Can You Name that were vibrant communities in the late 1800's and early 1900's? Find out where they were, what made them successful, and what happened to them.  Our first Ghost Town Bus Tour in May of 2018 focused on towns north and east of Tonganoxie.

TCHS is planning a second Ghost Town Bus Tour.
Watch for the date of the second TCHS Ghost Town Bus Tour. This tour will focus on the southern part of the county. The tour will take place in the Spring of 2020.