The trunks are designed so that teachers and students anywhere in the country can receive hands-on educational materials, with lesson plans, delivered to their door. When the school is finished, they repack the trunk and send it back to us. The only cost associated with "borrowing" a trunk is roundtrip postage at Library Rate (about $30.00 - $35.00).
The traveling trunk provides educators with materials that will aid students when studying the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. These materials are provided by a grant from the National Park Foundation's Parks as Classrooms program. Materials include reproduction period items such as a writing slate, clay marbles, a log cabin model, clothing, and authentic recipes. Also included are photographs, a curriculum guide, audiovisual resources, and a narrative.
Travel Trunk Policies
For additional information and to reserve a Traveling Trunk for your school call the park at (270) 358-3137 or write to the following address: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, C/O Traveling Trunk Coordinator, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748.
Did You Know?
While living at the Knob Creek Farm Abraham Lincoln and his sister Sarah walked two miles to attend school. The school had two different teachers, Caleb Hazel and Zachariah Riney.