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 ( Please stay in touch and do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Suggested Donations

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