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Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunks from the Maryland Center for History and Culture are filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents. The best part? These trunks travel to your classroom for a three-week rental. The traveling trunks also include lesson plans, activity suggestions, worksheets, and audiovisuals.

Cost varies by trunk and shipping needs. The cost for teachers picking up and dropping off trunks in person at the museum is $50 per trunk. Please visit our Schedule Programs page to book a trunk.

Civil War traveling trunk
Civil War Traveling Trunk

Traveling Trunks Offered

COLONIAL MARYLAND: BUILDING THE NEW WORLD

Delve into the lives of early Maryland settlers. Students try on clothes, handle objects, and explore the sights and sounds of colonial life.
Grades 4-8. Cost: $200 (includes shipping both ways).

Revolutionary War traveling trunk.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Learn about the Revolutionary War through multiple perspectives such as those of common soldiers, officers, families, community members, and others. Lessons include object-based learning, primary sources, and digital components.
Grades 4-8. Cost: $150 (includes shipping both ways).

Growing Up in Maryland traveling trunk.

GROWING UP IN MARYLAND

Learn about children’s lives long ago through hands-on exploration of games, books, playthings, and pictures. Activities introduce young learners to the concept of the past and change over time.
Grades Pre-K-3. Cost: $150 (includes shipping both ways).

Maryland Indians traveling trunk

MARYLAND INDIANS

Investigate the lives of Maryland’s Woodland Indians with this rich collection of replica artifacts, clothing, and images.
Grades Pre-K-5. Cost: $200 (includes shipping both ways).

Civil War traveling trunk

CIVIL WAR

Explore the lives of the citizens of Maryland during the Civil War. Students will interact with photographs, objects, and documents to understand the roles of soldiers, women, and African Americans in a divided society.
Grades 4-8. Cost: $200 (includes shipping both ways).


Please Note

The MCHC provides many grants to help make our programs accessible. Visit our Grant Funding page to learn more.

For trunks shipped out of the state of Maryland, there will be an extra cost if the base rental fee does not cover the shipping cost.


Have a Question?

Call 410-685-3750, ext. 334, or email alothstein@mdhistory.org, or read our Traveling Trunks Usage Guidelines.


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