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Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Museum


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Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Museum The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society (TCHS) owns and operates 10 acres, called the Site, with four buildings. They are The Honey Valley School house, Reno Methodist Church, Fairchild/Knox Dairy barn, which houses the museum in the refurbished milking parlor, and the fire house and fire truck.

Educational programs for local schools are conducted by our school coordinator. Programs include, but are not limited to, history in a one room school house, a silent movie, Kaw & Delaware history, historical artifacts, and a tour of the museum.

The museum and buildings are open to the public every Wednesday 9:00AM - Noon - weather permitting and every Sunday 1:00PM - 4:00PM April through October


Admission: Admission is Free - Donations Appreciated
Address: 201 West Washington
Phone: 913-845-2960
Our Email: keyta@sunflower.com
Our Website:www.tonganoxiehistoricalsociety.org

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Honey Valley School

As one of four buildings on the Tonganoxie Historical Society site, the Honey Valley schoolhouse – district #56 - was organized on March 25, 1869. It was located about a mile south of Tonganoxie on the Gordon Harmon Farm -near County Road 1 and U. S. Highway 24-40

Tonganoxie, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Reno Methodist Church

The original Reno Methodist Church was opened August 16, 1891 at a cost of $1,900. Samuel Kelsall and James Phenicie were instrumental in its organization. The first minister was John Jacobs - a Baptist and blacksmith in Reno. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1918

Tonganoxie, KS Historic Churches

Tonganoxie City Parks

VFW Park - This beautiful park was built by the local VFW post. It covers about 15 acres and is located at 900

Tonganoxie, KS City Parks

The Fairchild/Knox Historic Barns

The Fairchild/Knox hay barn and milk parlor are now the Community building and the museum of the Tonganoxie Historical Socitey. The original barn was built in 1901, but burned down in 1928. Frank Fairchild, with his wife, Mattie, formerly of Ulster County, NY started the dairy with 40

Tonganoxie, KS Historic Barns

Tonganoxie Water Park

The Tonganoxie Water Park is a modern facility with two large water slides, spray ground, zero depth entry main pool, toddler pool, a full bathhouse, and a large water area for recreational and fitness activities. The Water Park is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day annually.

Tonganoxie, KS Water Parks

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