Traveling Resource Trunks
Bring Kansas history to you! This exciting series of traveling resource trunks is created for teachers, youth group leaders, museums, libraries, and other Kansans looking for a unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of Kansas with others. Each trunk focuses on a specific topic in Kansas and United States history and contains many high-quality reproductions of historical artifacts, and primary source documents and photographs for your students to have a personal experience with the past. This is a great way for students to learn historical thinking skills, practice asking questions about the past, study history from multiple-perspectives, and share their knowledge through creative activities. A teacher's manual is included. The trunks have suggested grade levels but can be borrowed for any age group. Search our database for educational programs.
- Corps of Discovery: Lewis and Clark in Kansas
- Cowboys and Cattle Trails
- Farm Family in Kansas
- Indian Homes in Kansas
- Kansas Symbols
- Kansas Territory
- Kansas Women and Their Quilts
- The Life of a Civil War Soldier
- Puzzles From the Past: Problem Solving Through Archeology
- Trading on the Santa Fe Trail
- Uses of the Buffalo
Trunks can be reserved for up to a four-week period. Reservations begin and end on a Wednesday. They will be shipped out on Wednesday, or borrowers can make arrangements to pick them up at their convenience at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka.
A handling fee is charged for each trunk. The fee is $20 for trunks reserved for use before July 1, 2015. Handling fees will be reviewed in January 2015 for trunks scheduled for use after July 1, 2015. Borrowers will be invoiced a month before the reservation begins. Handling fees are refundable for cancellations with a minimum of two weeks notice. For more information about the traveling resource trunks read the Guidelines for Traveling Resource Trunks.
Trunks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and some trunk calendars fill up quickly. We recommend making your reservation early when at all possible. Reservations are being taken for current and the next school years. Your order will not be final until you receive an e-mail or written confirmation.