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The Civil War in Texas
The Civil War trunk contains artifacts that reflect the importance of cotton to the southern economy, a reproduction homespun Confederate uniform, soldier's bag with hard tack and items he would have carried with him, and items that speak to the hardship of the Civil War on the home front in Texas along with supplemental materials.
The Indians of Texas
This trunk helps to bring attention to the lives of various American Indians who have lived in Texas. You will find a bow with arrows, a tortoise carrying-pouch, a coyote skin, and many other artifacts to touch, hold, examine, and study. A notebook highlighting the main aspects of the primary tribes in Texas and a wide array of enriching activities are also included in this trunk.
Pioneer Life & Ranching Traditions
This trunk has actual artifacts such as a school slate, a rug beater, etc. that show what life was like for pioneer settling the frontier. It is one of our most popular trunks with both teachers and students.
Going to Texas: Immigration to the Lone Star State
In your class is studying the many ethnic groups who immigrated to Texas, you might want to check out the Going to Texas trunk. The notebook enclosed holds overviews on various groups who have settled in Texas and profiles of unique immigrants. An assortment of relevant activity suggestions are also incorporated-including the "What I Would Pack!" activity to help students understand what it might've been like to be an immigrant themselves.
In conjunction with the Bandera County Independent School District, the Frontier Times Museum offers a series of four Texas History Traveling Trunks that can be borrowed for the classroom. Each trunk is design to compliment the classroom curriculum and encourages students to learn Texas history through a variety of interactive activities.
Each trunk contains hands-on artifacts, books, and suggested lesson plans and activities to help facilitate the use of the trunk. The trunks can be checked out for a two-week period on a first-come, first-served basis with a completed request form and $25 refundable deposit. For additional questions or to arrange a loan, contact us at 830-796-3864 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.