August 31, 2021

We are so excited to open the museum for new hours on Saturdays! In addition to our hours on Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm & Wednesdays from 9 am to noon, come by on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Other times can be arranged by appointment. The safety of our volunteers and visitors is important to us and so we continue to wear masks indoors.

The TCHS Board of Directors

Use of TCHS Facilities

FACILITY USE RESERVATIONS

Tonganoxie Community Historical Society SiteIf you are planning a wedding, an anniversary, birthday celebration, or family reunion, or if you are looking for a place to hold a business or personal meeting, consider one of the buildings at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Site.

Located on 10 acres of land on the edge of town, our buildings are historic, rustic and charming. Our site includes six acres of hay meadow and our property is flanked on two sides by pasture and meadow. This is a beautiful site for outside gatherings.

These historic buildings are available for private use for suggested donations. Interested parties can call or email to set up a time to look at the buildings. A rental contract is available to download. See our Facility Use Agreement below.

The historic Reno Methodist Church is a a simple, yet elegant location for weddings. It will accommodate up to 100 guests in the wooden pews and provides a picturesque background for your special day.

The Fellowship Hall in the basement of the Reno Methodist Church, will accommodate 50 guests. It is handicap accessible with a full kitchen and two bathrooms. This is the perfect location for luncheons, dinners or meetings.

The Fairchild/Knox Hay Barn provides ample space for larger groups, accommodating up to 120 guests. The barn has a fully equipped kitchen and two restrooms. There are tables and chairs on hand for approximately 70 guests. Additional equipment is available.

From receptions, class reunions and graduation parties in an 89 year old hay barn to intimate weddings in a 103 year old country church; plus four acres of mowed lawn, looking over pastures and hay meadows - We Do It All!.

Use Of Museum Site For Photographers

Photographers find the museum site a picturesque setting for portraits of families and individuals.  Photographers are welcome to use the premises during our normal hours.  

There is no charge for use of the premises, although donations are always appreciated. 
Contact the museum director for more information. 

Facility Use Agreement

Download TCHS Facility Use Agreement (PDF) 

Mail signed contract and Facility Use & Regulations with deposit and fee(s) to:
TCHS, P.O. Box 785, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

For more info, call 913-845-2960 or email us at TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com

Non-profit groups from our community may use any of the buildings one time a year free of charge.

Educators may use the Honey Valley School for youth programs free of charge. 

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