The Museum offers a wide range of educational resources that enable teachers to enhance their students’ learning at the Museum and in the classroom. Our History Trunks and Costume Kits are the perfect complement to any classroom curriculum! There is a $10 charge for checking out history trunks and costume kits.
History Trunks and Costume Kits
Bring MAH into your classroom with our thematic Trunks and Costume Kits! These materials enable students of all grade levels to experience history and artifacts found at MAH. Costume Kits are ideal for school plays, pioneer days, and much more.
History Trunks contain real and reproduced historic artifacts to make local history come alive. Follow the curricula or integrate the items into your existing lesson plans.
Native American Lifestyle Tools, utensils, baskets, games and information about Native Americans of the Monterey Bay Region. Very popular in the Fall!
Old Schoolhouse Show your students what classroom life was like a hundred years ago with historic photos and school books, rule books, slates, and an early 1900s school bell.
Chinese American History Tea set, six abacuses, brush painting samples, books, slides, and much more.
Turn of the Century Home Life Stereopticon and stereo views, books, games, a sewing basket, clothing, clothesline, soap, and washtub help bring to life what life was like at home over a hundred years ago.
Ideal for school plays, pioneer days, and much more!
Pioneer Costume Kit Includes enough gingham skirts, bonnets, suspends and bandanas for an entire Pioneer class picture! This kit is VERY popular, especially in the Spring. Reserve early!
Californio Costume Kit Re-encact life in Alta California with black skirts, mantillas, breeches and vests.
Trunks are available for weekly check out. Call the Youth Programs Department at (831) 429-1964 x 7020 or email@example.com to schedule to bring a thematic trunk to your classroom.
Please note: Pick-up is on Sundays between 11:00am and 4:00 pm; returns are not later than the following Sunday between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
To check out a trunk please reserve at least four weeks in advance.