Trunks can be borrowed for a two week period of time free of charge. Reservations should be made at least a month in advance.
The pick-up and return of all material is the responsibility of the borrower.
Victorian Toy Trunk
Ideal for grades pre-K through six. This trunk contains various toys popular in the late 19th century. These include: marbles, tops, ball-in-cup games, slates, hoop and stick and many others. A teachers' guide provides more information and instructions.
Victorian Clothing Trunk
Clothing made to fit fourth and fifth graders (or younger). These trunks contain reproduction clothing and accessories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A book is included that outlines clothing styles during that period. The trunks contain girls' and boys' outfits.
Victorian Architecture Trunk
Recommended for sixth grade and up. This trunk contains samples of architectural features found in many 19th century homes. Plaster models, textured wallpaper, mounted pictures; slides, games and other activities are included in the trunk along with a teachers' guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Trunk
This trunk contains objects, books and activities pertaining to the life and many careers of our 26th president. Highlighted areas include his childhood, his years as a rancher in the Dakota Territory, his stint as a soldier during the Spanish-American War, his presidency and family life. Recommended for fourth grade and up.
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site's Traveling Trunks were updated/created through a grant from the Junior League of Buffalo. We wish to acknowledge their contribution and thank them for their generosity.
Did You Know?
Buffalo, NY rose to prominence as a center for trade, located on the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal. As Governor of New York, Theodore Roosevelt had authorized the last major upgrade to the Erie Canal System. More...