Traveling Trunk

Travelers of the Trace: Boatman Trunk

Pioneer men riding horses on the Natchez Trace

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This kit is located in Ridgeland, MS and Tupelo, MS.

Travelers of the Trace: Boatman Kit includes:

One of each item

  • Men's Shoes with shoe buckles
  • Boy's Knee Breeche (small)
  • Boy's Knee Breeches (large)
  • Boy's Shirt (small)
  • Boy's Shirt (large)
  • Girl's Mop cap (small)
  • Girl's Mop cap (large)
  • Girl's Bodice (small)
  • Girl's Bodice (large)
  • Girl's Chemise (small)
  • Girl's Chemise (large)
  • Girl's Apron (small)
  • Girl's Apron (large)
  • Girl's Cape
  • Wool Hat
  • Wool Blanket
  • Pieces of eight (coins)
  • Gold Guinea (coin)
  • Powder horn
  • Brick of tea
  • Wooden Canteen
  • Tin Plate
  • Tin Cup
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Horn Spoon
  • Canvas storage bag
  • Pack basket
  • Canvas back pack
  • Canvas dish bag
  • Fire Starting Kit (striker, char cloth, flint, jute)
  • Lantern
  • Journal
  • Cloth Doll
  • Toy soldiers
  • Clay Marbles in pouch
  • Haversack
  • Pockets
  • Compass
  • Bonnet
  • Lesson Plan Folder

Borrowing Instructions

Teachers may borrow kits for about 2 weeks. Please schedule Traveling Trunk Kits at least 2 weeks in advance. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning trunk kits.

Call 662-680-4015 or 662-680-4027

Traveling Trunk Kits are not stored at all locations. It may be possible to have kits shuttled to the pickup location of your choice. However, please allow up to 3 week additional time for shuttling. Individual parts of some kits may be borrowed.

Traveling Trunk Kits may be picked up at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Centers at:

Mount Locust: milepost 15.5, near Natchez, MS

Parkway Information Cabin: milepost 102.4, near Ridgeland, MS

Parkway Visitor Center: milepost 266, near Tupelo, MS Meriwether Lewis Campground: No kits are stored at this location, but it may be possible to arrange for week-end pickup. Call 662-680-4015 or 662-680-4027 for more information


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