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.

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

Contact Connie Putthoff at 913-669-5538 or email at

Suggested Donations

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