Experience living history

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck

Plan to stop by the Gift Shop


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 and there is no charge.

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


The annual TCHS Chili Supper will be held on Thursday February 16th from 11 am to 7 pm at the United Methodist Church:
328 East 4th Street, Tonganoxie.

Mark your calendars for a delicious lunch and dinner – homemade chili & vegetable soup, relishes, and fresh baked pies. Food can be eaten in or carried out.

Find out More!

Next Barn Quilt Class is scheduled forMarch 25, 2017. Register today.
For more details, click here.

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 iconFeb 1st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 8th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 15th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 16th, 11am – 7pm
    Chili & Soup Feed
  • calendar iconFeb 21st, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconFeb 22nd, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconFeb 28th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting