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

Use of TCHS Facilities


If you are planning a wedding, an anniversary, birthday celebration, or family reunion, or if you are looking for a place to hold a business or personal meeting, consider one of the buildings at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Site. These historic buildings are available for private use for suggested donations.

The historic Reno Methodist Church is a a simple, yet elegant location for weddings. It will accommodate up to 100 guests in the wooden pews and provides a picturesque background for your special day.

The Fellowship Hall in the basement of the Reno Methodist Church, will accommodate 50 guests. It is handicap accessible with a full kitchen and two bathrooms. This is the perfect location for luncheons, dinners or meetings.

The Fairchild/Knox Hay Barn provides ample space for larger groups, accommodating up to 120 guests. The barn has a fully equipped kitchen and two restrooms. There are tables and chairs on hand for approximately 70 guests. Additional equipment is available.

Non-profit groups from our community may use any of the buildings one time a year free of charge.

Educators may use the Honey Valley School for youth programs free of charge. 

Use Of Museum Site For Photographers

Photographers find the museum site a picturesque setting for portraits of families and individuals.  Photographers are welcome to use the premises during our normal hours.  

There is no charge for use of the premises, although donations are always appreciated. 
Contact the museum director for more information. 

Facility Use Agreement

Call 913-845-2960 or email us at TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com

Suggested Donations

Church Sanctuary $150
Church Fellowship Hall $40
Church Fellowship Hall to include use of kitchen $60
Barn $125