May 2022

The museum is open to visitors and volunteers: Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm & Wednesdays from 9 am to noon & 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 recommend wearing masks indoors.

The TCHS Board of Directors


Our mission is to discover, collect, identify, preserve and display materials which illustrate the history of the Tonganoxie community and to make these materials accessible to the community.

You can count on events at the museum to have a rustic atmosphere. Something for everyone.

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

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.


May 24, 2022
7:00pm – 8:30pm
“Creighton Siegert” Presented by Jon Nelson

Meeting will be held in the Fairchild/Knox Hay Barn.
Museum will open at 6:30pm that evening.

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Events Calendar


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

Other times can be arranged by appointment.
Volunteers and visitors are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Holidays and weather can affect our times. Please call or check Facebook if uncertain. Call 913-845-2960 or email
Admission is free.
We are funded through dues, donations, fund-raisers and grants. Your membership and your contributions are important.


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