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Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck

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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 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.


Tonganoxie KS history DVD
Traditional Tales of Tonganoxie
is now available.  This 4-DVD set includes 30 chapters of Tonganoxie history told with photographs, narration, and interviews.   The set is available for purchase at the museum.

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Two classes are now forming on Wednesday, September 21 and Saturday, October 15.  Arrive at 9:00am and walk out with your own barn block at 2:00pm.  To register, contact Jean Pearson, 913-845-3228 or lloyd6970@att.net


Upcoming Events

September 2016
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  • calendar iconSept 7th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSept 14th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSept 20th, 6:30pm
    TCHS Board Meeting
  • calendar iconSept 21st, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day
  • calendar iconSept 21st, 9am – 2pm
    Barn Quilt Workshop
  • calendar iconSept 27th, 7:00pm
    Program Meeting
  • calendar iconSept 28th, 9am – noon
    Volunteer Work Day

Featured Event

September 27, 2016
TCHS Membership Meeting
Scams Then & Now:
What You Need to Know

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