Traveling Trunks

Traveling Trunks

Our six traveling trunks contain actual historical artifacts and authentic reproductions designed for classroom use on a variety of popular topics. They may be checked out for a one week period (or longer by special requests). If you would like more information on any of the items listed below, please call (715) 842-5750.

Toys and Games From Long Ago

Includes Jacob's Ladder, Graces, Yo-yo's, Jacks, Marbles, Bull Roarer, Nine Pins and more... 

Early American Education

Includes Hornbooks, Quill Pens, Slates, Dip Pens, McGuffy's Readers and more... 

Native American

Includes Arrowheads, Birchbark Canoe, Medicine Pouch, Cornhusk Doll, Herblore and more... 

Pioneer Pastimes

Includes Quilting, Rug Braiding, Weaving, Knitting, Candle Molds and more... 

Turn of the Century Life

Includes Rug Beater, Sad Iron, Feather Duster, Washboard, Calling Cards, Clothing, Hats, and more... 

The Civil War

Includes Battlefield Maps, Hats, Hardtack, Pistol, Ballad CD, Posters and more... 

World War II

We also have the following portable historic displays available for check out:

Cultural Map of Wisconsin

A 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 Foot map which ives "A Cartographic Portrait of the State" with regard to the history, culture, land and people. Has more than 1200 sites of interest indexed in accompanying booklet. 

Advocates for Change Poster Set

A set of 10 posters of famous Wisconsinites who achieved national and even worldwide influence: Kathryn Clarenbach, Wilbur and Ardie Halyard, Cordelia Harvey, Robert LaFollette, Aldo Leopold, Golda Meir, John Muir, John Quinney, Margarethe Schurz and Frances Willard.

Homes of the Past

A set of three 30x40 inch posterboards with mounted photos and stories of eleven of Wausau's former mansions "gone but not forgotten". 

Heroes of Our Heritage

A three panel portable kiosk with photos of Marathon County's founders. Each panel measures approximately 2 ft. wide by 4 1/2 ft. tall. 

The Twenties

A three panel portable kiosk with photos depicting life in the 1920's in Marathon County and nationwide.