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Traveling Trunk Sponsor of the Month

In April, Service Credit Union is sponsoring a trunk, which will be delivered to a school district in NH at no cost to them. This is a fantastic partnership and one that not only educates kids in the classroom, but outside of it, as families of children served by this program can visit the Museum for FREE. 

Traveling Trunk Program for Schools

Our Traveling Trunk Education Program allows you to bring the museum right into your classroom. Rent our trunk for an entire and utilize all of the items in ways that best reach your students. Although the program’s lesson plan is specifically designed for grades 5 through 8, the program may be customized to suit younger students. There is something fun for everyone!

  • Utilize lesson plans to dig deeper and learn more
  • Read books and documents relating to the Revolution
  • Touch and try on reproduction 18th century clothing and accessories
  • Play with colonial toys

Classroom Visits

For one hour, let our museum educator take your students back in time.  He/she will come to your classroom and present a lesson utilizing the materials from the trunk.

Booking Information

While trunks are affordable to schools, the Museum makes every effort to secure sponsors each month that would enable us to provide this experience at no charge to schools. Ask about our corporate sponsorship program.

If you’re interested in the programs, please contact our Education Manager Abigail Pietrantonio at education@independencemuseum.org or 603-772-2622 for more information.

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Trunk Items*

Girls chemise
Womans pockets
Girls skirt
Girl shortgown
Girls apron
Boys’ workshirt
Stockings
Boy’s knee breeches
Boys’ waistcoat
Tricorn hat
Rev War coat
Civilian Coat
Musket balls
Arrowheads
Wooden dice
Leather apron
Cup & ball
Bilbo catcher

Haversack
Pocket compass
Horn comb
British currency
Pocket watch
Tin canteen
Wooden spoon
Powder horn
Marbled notebook
Girls colonial cap
Playing cards
Purple hearts
Colonial currency
Dunlap Broadsides
Jacks
Wooden dominoes
Leather leggings
Red sash

*Actual trunk contains many more items

Would you like to sponsor this education program for a school?

Contact us at info@independencemuseum.org!