January 2022

The TCHS Board has canceled the January Fourth Tuesday program out of an abundance of caution in the face of rising COVID cases.

However, the museum is open to visitors and volunteers: Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm & Wednesdays from 9 am to noon & Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Other times can be arranged by appointment. The safety of our volunteers and visitors is important to us and so we continue to wear masks indoors.

The TCHS Board of Directors

TCHS Events


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

JOIN US in 2022!
Fourth Tuesday Programs scheduled for –
 January 25 - canceled due to COVID
  February 22
  March 22
  April 26
  May 24

The Museum is is now open to visitors on Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm, Wednesdays from 9 am to noon, and Saturdays – 10 am to 2 pm!!!

Other times can be arranged by appointment.

We welcome all new-comers and visitors!

Upcoming Events


Chili Supper

February 17, 2022 from 11am – 6:30pm
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Watch for details, as we will expand our carry out options this year!!



Past Events


Holiday Gift Shops

First three Saturdays in December (3, 11 & 18) 10am to 2pm
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

Coffee, ciders, cookies, and Holiday Cheer!

We have new items in the gift shop this year – stop by for some shopping and conversation.


Holiday Cheer

Christmas Parade

Saturday, November 20 at 5:00pm
Downtown Tonganoxie, KS

A new tradition! Our 1936 Fire Pumper Truck was in the First Tonganoxie Christmas Parade. Festivities kicked off with a parade at 5 PM.

The parade started near Tonganoxie Public Library and then made its way along Fourth Street to Main Street, ending with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting in the pocket park at Fourth and Delaware streets.




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.


See what's been happening at the Historical Soceity!

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.