TCHS Welcomes You to Tonganoxie, KS

Tonganoxie was once home to some of the largest dairy farms in Kansas. The TCHS Museum is located on 10 acres of one of those dairies. The buildings include a 1932 milking parlor, hay barn and silo; a historic spring; a 1916 one room school house; a 1918 church; and a 1936 Fire Pumper Truck.

TCHS is a non-profit organization, funded through dues, donations, memorials, facility use fees, grants and various fund-raising activities.

Announcements

FOURTH TUESDAY PROGRAM

September 27, 2022: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

What’s in a Kansas County Name?
For whom or for what were Kansas counties named?


Presented by Jim Hanni

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • October 8, 2022 - Barn Quilt Workshop. $65 for a 2' x 2' block and $140 for a 4' x 4' block.
  • October 25, 2022 - Beverley Olson Buller, "William Allen White and the KKK in Kansas" a Humanities Kansas presentation

HOURS

Tuesdays – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesdays – 9:00am to noon
Saturdays – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Other times can be arranged by appointment.

Call 913-845-2960 or email TCHSTonganoxie@gmail.com.

Holidays and weather can affect our times. Please call or check Facebook if uncertain.

ADMISSION IS FREE.
We are funded through dues, donations, fund-raisers and grants. Your membership and your contributions are important.

MUSEUM

GO BACK to the mid-1800's and the beginning of the town of Tonganoxie. EXPERIENCE history through the lens of a small town.

DISCOVER the story of prehistoric people in this area and see the artifacts they left behind. LEARN about the Native Americans and immigrants who shaped this community.

EXPLORE the Fairchild-Knox hay barn and milking parlor, once one of the largest dairies in the state of Kansas.

IMAGINE education in a one room school house. Honey Valley School was established in 1869, the 56th school district in Leavenworth County. The school did not close until 1958.

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Photos from Yesteryear