Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where did the idea for the Teaching Trunks come from?

A: Recognizing that our local museum's collections are a wonderful teaching resource, and recognizing that taking a field trip to the museum itself is not always possible, the Teaching Trunks project was initiated to bring the museum to the classroom. An added benefit of the Teaching Trunks project is that materials from the museum can be provided to teachers and students around a particular theme that correlates to the students' grade level.

Q: Is the stuff in the Teaching Trunks really old?

A: While all of the items in the trunk come from "the past," some of the items are reproductions. This is especially true of some of the photographs and documents. By providing a reproduction, the museum is able to preserve the original and still allow students to view and handle a facsimile of the original. However, when possible we do try to include an original artifact.

Q: Can my students touch the things in the Teaching Trunks?

A: Yes. That's one of the purposes for bringing it into the classroom. 

Q: How can I check out one of the trunks?

A: Contact the Transylvania Heritage Museum.


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