Educational Outreach

 
Contents of a traveling trunk include hardtack, beans, rice, eating utensils, plates, and more.
Traveling Trunk

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Traveling Trunks and Traveling Maps

 

Traveling Trunks

“Nation at War” traveling trunks shipped to your school with soldier, commander, women, doctor, and President Lincoln independent-learning stations. Trunk materials and curriculum is recommended for students in grades 4 through 8 (and beyond).

Multiple requests exceeding our number of trunks for the same time frame will be drawn from a random lottery. Limited shipping scholarships are available for Title I schools; if applicable, please request in Comments section of the reservation form (below). A confirmation with your requested donation amount (ranging between $110 and $150) will then be sent to you. The trunk will arrive at your school on a Monday and must be shipped back to the park no later than the return date (typically a Friday), as other schools will be waiting for the trunk!

How do you reserve one of our trunks? That depends on where you live.

Schools Across the Region and the Country:

Trunks are available for two-week time frames (or longer) throughout the school year. There is a requested donation to cover the cost of shipping, and limited scholarships are available to defray that cost. If interested in scheduling a trunk for your school, please fill out the reservation request form (below) and a confirmation will be mailed to you as soon as possible.

Schools/Organizations Within Driving Distance of Gettysburg:

You can reserve and pick up one of our Traveling Trunks here at the park. Fill out the reservation request form (below) and write PICK-UP/DROP-OFF under the comments section. We ask for a nominal donation to help with wear-and-tear of the items.

There are still traveling trunks available for the following time frames:

  • October 14-25
  • October 21-November 1
  • November 4-22
  • November 11-22
  • January 6-17
  • January 13-24
  • January 27-February 7
  • February 3-14
  • February 10-21
  • February 18-28
  • February 24-March 6
  • March 2-13

Traveling Trunks are completely booked for Spring 2020, however.

Email our education staff for more information and to register for a trunk or map.

 

Traveling Map

“Gettysburg Battlefield in a Box” traveling maps shipped to your school, with accompanying YouTube link and teacher’s guide for everything you need to teach the campaign and battle of Gettysburg interactively. Can be used right in the middle of your classroom floor, or from a common room for the whole grade or school. Map materials and curriculum is recommended for students in grades 4 through 12 (and beyond).

Multiple requests for the same time frame will be drawn from a random lottery. Limited shipping scholarships are available for Title I schools; if applicable, please request in Comments section. A confirmation with your requested donation amount (ranging between $40 and $70) will then be sent to you. The map kit will arrive at your school on a Monday and must be shipped back to the park no later than the return date (typically a Friday), as other schools will be waiting for it!

There are still Traveling Maps available from:

  • January 6-17
  • January 27-February 7
  • March 30-April 10

The remainder of the school year is completely booked.

Email our education staff for more information and to register for a trunk or a map.

Last updated: October 1, 2019

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Phone:

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