Experience living history

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck

Plan to stop by the Gift Shop

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 11:00am – 4:00pm, year round
Wednesdays 9:00am – Noon, year round
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm, April thru October
Tours can also be arranged at other times by appointment.
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.


Newly Created Position
a part time position for a college student currently enrolled in a program for museum studies, history, or a related course of study.

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Featured Event

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society
May 24, 2016
TCHS Membership Meeting
Show and Tell (a Story)
Public is invited.

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Upcoming Events

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  • calendar iconMay 4th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 11th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 17th, 6:30 pm
    Board Meeting
  • calendar iconMay 18th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconMay 24th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconMay 21st, 9am - 2pm
    Mo Kan Engine Show
  • calendar iconMay 25th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day