History Trunks

Artifacts for the Classroom

History trunks offer a hands-on supplement for teachers to use within their own classroom curriculum. The trunks provide an opportunity for students to handle uniforms and field gear used by soldiers in a specific war and to view documents and photos. Included inside each trunk is a teacher’s guide that provides descriptions and interpretation of the equipment, as well as activity ideas for the history trunk items. History trunks can be effective in conjunction with a tour or as a separate activity. Three trunks may be checked out at one time and kept for up to two weeks. Call the Museum Educator at 630.260.8274 or email for questions.

Trunk Options

The First Division Museum has history trunks that focus on the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War (Union and Confederate), World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom (Digital Camouflage), Afghanistan (Multi-Cam Camouflage), and Women in the Military. (Not pictured: War of 1812, Civil War – Confederate, World War II)


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