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.

TCHS Events

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAMS

TCHS 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.

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM
Tuesday March 24 - 7:00 PM

cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus

Museum is currently closed

The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is closing the Tonganoxie Museum to visitors, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020.

We will remain closed until March 31st, and will evaluate a re-opening date at that time.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP

Saturday March 28
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

The spring Barn Block Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday March 28th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus, but it will be rescheduled in the fall.

 

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SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, March 16 – 9:05 am
Timeline Radio will feature Joy Lominska talking about the new exhibit, "The Spring at the Fairchild Farm."

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Grand Opening of our new exterior exhibit: "The Spring at the Fairchild Dairy"  – mark your calendar and watch for details

Monday, May 25, 2020
Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast at the Museum

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.