The traveling 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 teacher 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 ($40.00).
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 class 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 47248.
Schools located in Central Kentucky should ask about our living history program, "Walk Through Lincoln's Life," which is an on-site educational program presented each September.
The traveling trunk provides educators with materials that will assist students when studying the life and times of Abraham Lincoln on the Kentucky frontier. Packed with educational materials, lesson plans, reproduction period items, audiovisual resources, and a narrative, the trunk allows teachers and students anywhere in the country to receive a hands-on experience of the frontier life of Abraham Lincoln delivered to their door.