Traveling Trunks

Bring Wisconsin history to you!

This exciting series of traveling resource trunks is created for teachers, youth group leaders, museums, libraries, and other Wisconsinites looking for a unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of our state with others.

Each trunk focuses on a specific topic in our local 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. 

Trunks can be rented for up to 2 weeks.  A donation of $10 is suggested. Please call MCHS at (920) 684-4445 with any questions or to reserve a trunk.


pioneer life

The Traveling Trunk contains a lesson plan and 16 items which would have been found in the home or one the farm in the 19th century.


maps and directories

Filled with Manitowoc County Directories, maps, and photos, this trunk is perfect for middle school and high school learning opportunities.