The Saint Croix 1604 Interpretive Trunks were assembled to increase awareness and knowledge of Saint Croix Island and its history. The trunks contain:
booklets on the history of the island,
a teacher's guide with activities and lessons,
brochures and books about the Native Americans who played a large role in Saint Croix's history, and
props that accompany certain activities.
A detailed description of the trunks' content is available. The primary texts come in both French and English.
Borrowing the Trunk for the Classroom
The trunk is available to schools for loan, free of charge, except for postage and insurance when the trunk is being shipped. You may also pick the trunk up in person.
To borrow a Saint Croix 1604 Trunk:
- Contact the education coordinator at one of the two national park offices nearest you to confirm availability and reserve your dates. Trunks are generally loaned for one month at a time, with possibility for extension depending on demand.
- Saint Croix Island International Historical Site - Park Ranger
P.O. Box 247
Calais, ME 04619
- Acadia National Park - Education Office
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
- Download a copy of the Loan Agreement, available here in pdf format (264kb).
- Fill in the school portion of the form, complete with signatures, and send to the education coordinator, along with payment, if required.
Downloadable Trunk Contents
Two documents from the trunk are available electronically and are meant as a starting point for educators.