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4-DVD set of Tonganoxie history

TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

Tonganoxie was once home to the largest dairy farm in Kansas. The TCHS historical site is located on 10 acres of that original dairy. The buildings include: the Fairchild/Knox barn, a 1929 dairy barn with milk parlor and hay barn, silo, and working windmill; the Honey Valley School, a 1916 one room school house; the Reno Methodist Church, a 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.

The museum and buildings are open to the public.
Come visit us!
Tuesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
In case of severe weather, ice, or heavy snow, the museum will be closed.
Admission is free – Donations are appreciated.

TCHS meets in the Reno Methodist Church building on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except June and December) at 7:00 pm for a brief business meeting and an historical program. The meetings are open to the public.

TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, building rentals, grants and fund raising activities.


The TCHS Holiday Party will be held at 6:00 pm on December 13 at the Fairchild-Knox Dairy Barn on the historical site.  We will celebrate the 35th anniversary of TCHS.  All past board members and friends of the society are invited.  Meat and dessert will be provided by TCHS.  Bring a covered dish or finger food to share.

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NOTE: Museum will be closed on Sunday December 18th, Sunday December 25th, Tuesday December 27th, Wednesday December 28th, Sunday January 1st

The Remember When column is back in the Tonganoxie Mirror!  TCHS is preparing the column on a weekly basis – pick up the newspaper and enjoy!


Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconDec 7th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconDec 13th, 6:00pm
    Holiday Party
  • calendar iconDec 14th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconDec 21st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar icon MUSEUM CLOSED
    Dec 18th, Dec 25th,
    Dec 27th ,Dec 28th,