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Large trunks filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents that travel to your classroom for a three-week rental. Also include lessons plans, activity suggestions, worksheets, and audiovisuals. Cost varies by trunk and whether or not you need your trunk shipped*.
Rental Period: Three-week loan
Scholarship Program: The Delaplaine Foundation supports trunks sent to Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. This scholarship will pay for a trunk rental including shipping costs to your school. Limited to one trunk per school.
Colonial Maryland: Building the New World: Delve into life for colonial Marylanders in the 1600 and 1700s; students can try on clothes, handle objects, explore sights & sounds of early Maryland life with an emphasis on comparing the early and late colonial period and the various social classes (Grades 4&5) Cost: $150, includes shipping both ways
Revolutionary War Haversack: Be a soldier in the American Revolution; carry his haversack and explore the objects that he carried with him for day-to-day survival. (Grades 4-8) Cost: $100, includes shipping both ways
Growing Up in Maryland: Children’s lives and experiences long ago through hands-on exploration of games, books, playthings, and pictures of daily life; a good introduction to the concept of the past (Grades Pre-K-3) Cost: $100, includes shipping both ways
|Tools of the Historian: Learn how historians use primary sources, including documents, photographs, objects and oral histories to create a view of the past; kit includes archeological objects, maps, pictures, oral history recordings and more (Grades 4-12) Cost: $100, includes shipping both ways|
A Stitch in Time: Quilts: Learn about a functional, everyday item that is not only an artistic expression but also a part of women’s history; includes books, slides and videos, sewing notions, quilt patterns and games and many images of quilts from different communities (Grades K-8) Cost: $100, includes shipping both ways
Maryland Indians: An investigation of the lives of Maryland’s Woodland Indians with this rich collection of replica objects. Lesson plans focus on reading content to address the Voluntary Curricula for social studies and reading. (Grades Pre-K-5) Cost: $150, includes shipping both ways
|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: $150, includes shipping both ways|
*Please note: The cost for teachers interested in picking up and dropping off trunks by hand at the museum is $50/trunk. Call the Maryland Historical Society to reserve your trunk.