Traveling Trunks

Our “Museum in a suitcase” rental program. The Traveling Trunks contain a teacher’s manual, lesson plans, artifacts, and activities designed to augment classroom learning

California Native Americans Traveling Trunk

The Native American Traveling Trunk includes items featuring the Native Patwins as well as materials from other tribes in central California.
The trunk contains a teacher’s manual with seven lesson plans with stories, puzzles, and activities to challenge and enrich the learning experience. Also included are laminated pictures and instructions to recreate your own Native Californian village. Role-play or interact directly with over 40 authentic or replicated artifacts!

Play Native American games, make grass cording, listen to stories, dance and play music by the famous Tahi Indian, Ishi, and learn to weave baskets by watching a video.

California Mission Traveling Trunk is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The California Mission Traveling Trunk includes lessons about the founding, mission trail, and characteristics of the missions of California. Beautiful watercolor pictures of the 21 missions are included to let students see how the missions would have looked while they were active missions.

There are lesson plans and activities for: missions architecture, history of the Spanish fan, clothing, music, and dance of the early 1800s.

Also included are authentic recipes for: sopa de albondigas, tortillas, pastelitos de boda, and chocolate Espanol!



California Mission Traveling Trunk

The Traveling Trunks can be rented for a weekly fee of $25. A damage deposit of $25 is required at the time of scheduling along with your completed rental form. The damage deposit will be refunded when the trunk is returned to the Museum. The pick up and return of the Traveling Trunks will be scheduled during Office Hours (Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) or Museum Hours (Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM).
To reserve a trunk please fill out this form below.

After completing this form, use the button below to submit the damage deposit online using PayPal. You can also fill out a paper copy of the traveling trunk rental form and mail it and the $25 damage deposit fee to the Museum.

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Traveling Trunk

    The borrower is responsible for pick-up and drop-off of the Traveling Trunk during Museum Office hours: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday. The Trunk contents should be handled with care and returned on time and in the condition in which they were received.

    Your Name (required)

    School/Group Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Phone Number (required)

    Alternate Number

    Number of Children Using The Trunk (required)

    Age(s) (required)

    Pick-Up Date (required)

    Return Date (required)


    Payment: By sending this form, I Acknowledge that:

    A $25.00 refundable damage deposit is needed upon loan.
    Rental Fee: $25.00 a week
    Each additional week is $25.00

    **PLEASE NOTE: Students’ letters and artwork are welcomed and may be placed on display or used as promotional material. My initials give permission to use my students’ artwork. Without this form and the payment we cannot guarantee your loan of the traveling trunk. The Trunk will be rented at the discretion of the Educational Coordinator.

    After completing this form, click here for online payment options



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