Traveling Trunks

Call 770-387-3849 to register for a Traveling Trunk in your classroom!

The Traveling Trunk program is designed to bring the museum to the classroom
in aninteractive and fun way students will not forget. A BHM staff member, dressed in period attire, will travel to your school with a trunk filled with artifacts pertinent to a specific topic. The trunk is unpacked, and the students are allowed to handle some of the objects as their instructor provides a presentation related to the subject. The staff member will travel to your school on the scheduled date to present the program

The cost for this program is:
Bartow County – $50.00 (per class – 25 students)
Outside Bartow County
– $60.00 (per class – 25 students) Additional travel fee may apply.

Trunk Descriptions:

Farm Life – Pre-K and up
(50 minutes) Students will handle farm artifacts, compare chores today with those of farm children in a time long ago, hand-wash clothes, participate in fun farm activities, and churn butter!   GPS: SSKH3, SSKE1

Old Fashioned Toys and Games – K and up
(50 minutes) Explore toys and games spanning hundreds of years, make an old fashioned spin top and play old time games, such as Jacob’s Ladder, dominoes, and cup and ball. GPS: SSKH3

Pioneer Pathways – K and up
(50 minutes) Experience the daily life of pioneers at work and play with artifacts and activities, including butter churning and learning in a one-room schoolhouse. GPS: SS1H1, SS4H3

Map it!First Grade and up
(50 minutes) Discover the importance of maps through games and hands-on activities that teach directions, map symbols, and other map skills.  Learn how a compass works and play a new game using cardinal directions! GPS: SS1G2, SS1G3, SS3G1

Colonial Life – First Grade and up
(50 minutes) Experience the daily life in the Southern colonies as you learn about farmers, women, children and servants.  Make an old fashioned toy and perform chores from the past. GPS: SS1H1, SS4H3

Cherokee Life – Second Grade and up
(1 hour) Examine Cherokee artifacts as you learn about their lifestyle. See how similar they lived to their pioneer neighbors. View a blowgun demonstration! GPS: SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS4H1

Civil War – Fourth Grade and up
(1 hour) A haversack and knapsack hold the soldier’s most prized possessions and is his “home away from home.”  Students will discover the hardships of doctors and nurses who cared for the sick and wounded soldiers.  GPS: SS5H1

World War II - Fourth Grade and up
(1 hour) From battlefront to home front, students learn about key battles, V-mail, Victory Gardens, and participate in rationing activities. GPS: SS5H5, SS5H6