Traveling Trunk

Overlanders on the Trail

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Overlanders Traveling Trunk Contents

Teacher Handbook
girl's skirt
boy's shirt and vest
2 tin plates and 2 tin cups
coffee and tea
sample of wagon canvas
Castile soap
4 pioneer toys
slate and chalk
McGuffey Reader
Cobblestone Magazine, The Oregon Trail
Cobblestone Magazine, African-American Homesteaders
Appleseeds Magazine, Growing up on the Trail
CD-- Front Porch Favorites, 19th century American Classics, Erbsen, Wayne
DVDs -- The Oregon Trail and America's Western National Parks
Videos - Conviction of the Heart and Challenge of Yellowstone
Primary Source Documents (landscape images)

Borrowing Instructions

Traveling Trunks are available for a period of two weeks. They are sent via UPS with a call tag for return shipping. The fee for trunks shipped to Missouri and Illinois is $35 per trunk. The fee is $45 for trunks shipped to any of the other continental United States. Trunks shipped to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an extra charge.

Call (voice) 314-655-1635 for more information. Trunks are limited; reservations are taken up to 30 days in advance. Reservations begin for the upcoming school year on the first weekday of May.


Family Life, History, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
National/State Standards:
aligns with MO, IL, and national standards and are appropriate for all ages
overlanders, oregon trail, pioneers, Westward Expansion
Traveling Trunk

Last updated: January 16, 2018