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From the Education Department of the Maryland Historical Society

Large trunks filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents that travel to your classroom for a three-week rental. Also include lessons plans, activity suggestions, worksheets, and audiovisuals.Cost varies by trunk and includes return shipping*.

Colonial Maryland: Building the New World: Delve into life for colonial Marylanders in the 1600 and 1700s; students can try on clothes, handle objects, explore sights & sounds of early Maryland life with an emphasis on comparing the early and late colonial period and the various social classes (Grades 4&5) Cost: $125, includes return shipping

Maryland Indians: An investigation of the lives of Maryland's Woodland Indians with this rich collection of replica objects. Lesson plans focus on reading content to address the Voluntary Curricula for social studies and reading. (Grades Pre-K-5) Cost: $125, includes return shipping

Rental Period: Three-week loan

Scholarship Programs:  MdHS has two scholarship programs supporting traveling trunk rentals for the 2012-2013 school year.  These programs will pay for a trunk rental including shipping costs to your school.  One trunk per school.  

Delaplaine Foundation:  The Delaplaine Foundation supports trunks sent to Frederick,Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties

Concordia Foundation: The Concordia Foundation supports trunks sent to Cecil, Kent,Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcestercounties.

Borrowing Instructions

Call 410- 685-3750, ext. 334 to book a trunk. Confirmation letters will be sent as soon as a trunk is booked.General Use and Shipping Instructions


American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, History
Colonial, maryland, Captain John Smith, Jamestown, Chesapeake Bay, Colonial Chesapeake
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Last updated: February 26, 2015