May 22, 2020

We have missed our visitors so much in the past ten weeks. It seems like a very long time.

Our board has decided that we will take a cautious approach to reopening. The museum will open for research or meetings only, by appointment, starting on June 1, 2020. Volunteers and visitors will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

The museum and its exhibits will be open to the public with limited hours (Wednesday 10-noon and Sunday 1-4, starting July 1, 2020. Social distancing and masks may be required at that time.

We remain available by phone (913-845-2960) and email (tchs2002@att.net). Please stay in touch and do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns.

The TCHS Board of Directors

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

Program TBD

Museum is open

Tuesday March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 9:00am to 4:00pm – Volunteer Work Days, Museum is open.
Wednesday March 4, 11, 18, 25 – 9:00am to noon – Volunteer Work Days, Museum is open.
Sunday March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Museum is open.
We welcome any and all new-comers and visitors!

Sunday March 15 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm – Board Meeting in the Fairchild Knox barn
NOTE: The Board meetings will be held at 2:00pm on the third Sunday of each month for the winter.

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
BARN BLOCK WORKSHOP

Saturday March 28 - 9AM to 3PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

The spring Barn Block Workshop is scheduled for Saturday March 28 from 9 am to 3 pm.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY

Read More

Download Flyer

License Plates History flyer

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!

Download Flyer

License Plates History flyer
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.

Download Flyer

License Plates History flyer

VIEW ALL 2019 PAST EVENTS

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.

Archives

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. The tour will take place in the Spring of 2020.