Make your classroom come to life with primary source documents and reproductions of items from the Historical Association’s archives. There are four thematic trunks.
Grind acorns with a mortar and pestle, feel animal skins and play a game of chance. The trunk includes maps, photographs, music, a video, and resource books.
This new traveling trunk will explore the different immigrant groups who came to San Mateo County through photographs, maps, resource books and immigrant stories.
Gold! 1848-1849 Backpack
Strike it rich! Explore the gold fields through the journal of W.D.M. Howard, a San Mateo County resident. The “Miner’s Backpack” also includes gold pans, newspapers, letters, and photographs.
Turn of the Century, c. 1900 Trunk
Use an iron, wear a paper collar, and make your own stereoviews for the stereoscope. The suitcase features photographs, newspapers, and journal reproductions.
- Available from the History Museum.
- Curriculum guides geared for third and fourth grades.
- Trunk $40 for a calendar month, Backpack $20 for a calendar month.