TCHS Events

Monthly Historical Society MeetingS

Tonganoxie Historical Society Meeting

TCHS presents programs on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except June and December). These program meetings are held in the Reno Methodist Church on the museum site at 201 W. Washington in Tonganoxie. The meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

All members of the community are welcome. 

There is no charge and there are refreshments following the program.

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting
Tuesday May 15
6:00 PM

TCHS Program Meeting
Tuesday May 22
7:00 PM

Memorial Day
Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast
Monday, May 28
7:30 Am To 11:00

Volunteer Work Days

Wednesdays - 9:00 AM to noon
May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30

We welcome any and all new-comers and visitors! Museum is open.

TCHS Board Meeting

Tuesday May 15 - 6:00 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

At the museum site in the basement of the Reno Church.

Open to the public.

Fourth Tuesday Program

Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00 PM
Reno Church on museum site
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS


Bring an historical item from home – a photo, a tool, an old letter - and share the story of that artifact with our group. There is never a dull moment at these programs. Bring a treasure from home and join in the fun.

Nothing to bring? No problem, the stories you will hear will be awesome.

Refreshments served after the program.


Memorial Day Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Monday, May 28 - 7:30  to 11:00 AM
at the Museum Barn
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

7:30 am Flag Ceremony by American Legion Post 41
7:30 am Reveille by Boy Scout Troop 357
7:30 to 11:00 Bixby's Biscuits & Gravy
9:00 to noon Museum Open
9:00 to noon Antique Engine Show

Veterans Exhibits • History of Memorial Day • Museum Open

DONATIONS ACCEPTED - all proceeds benefit the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society


Pie Social

Saturday, June 2 - 1:00 to 4:00 PM
on the grounds of Little Stranger Church
16698 Stranger Road, Leavenworth County KS

It looks to be a fun day for all as Little Stranger Church celebrates the 150th Anniversary of their Founding with the Fourth Annual Pie Social.


Event is free to attend. Donations will go toward the restoration of the church. Visit for more information.



Annual Picnic

Saturday, June 16 - 6:30 PM
201 W. Washington, Tonganoxie, KS

There is no Fourth Tuesday program in June. Instead, we hold our picnic, which will start at 6:30pm this year.

The picnic is held just north of the barn unless there is rain, in which case we move inside the barn.

Meat and drinks are furnished by the society – bring your own utensils and a covered dish to share.

Exterior Exhibit

Three Barn Quilts have been hung on the north face of the Fairchild-Knox hay Barn.

The three blocks are just visible when heading south on 24-40 just west of Vintage Park.  View the blocks by traveling west on 8th Street of coming in the main entrance to the museum on Washington Street, just west of West Haven Baptist Church.

These are part of the Glacial Hills Quilt Trail, which currently incorporates barn quilt blocks in Leavenworth, Jackson, and Douglas counties. 


Past Events

See what's been happening at TCHS so far this year!  VIEW 2018 EVENTS



Special Events

There are annual events to watch for, all of which are open to the public. These include the Picnic in June and the Holiday Party in December.

There are also special events from time to time, the spring opening event, often with a Back in Time theme.

Watch for the 1936 Pumper Truck in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Leavenworth County Fair Parade in late July.