Chester County Historical Society
History Education Programs
                                                                                                                                                            225 North High Street, West Chester, PA  19380-2691
                                                                                                                                                            Museum Hours: Wednesday-Saturday  10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Traveling Trunks bring teaching collections into your classroom.  Each trunk is filled with intriguing materials and activities for student discovery, as well as prepared lesson plans for use by the classroom teacher.  Lesson plans are designed to fulfill Pennsylvania curriculum standards.


“I wanted to follow up and say “Thank you”. The class of fourth graders loved the Lenape Trunk. It added so much to our study. This was a great resource that brought history to life for the students. I look forward to utilizing the other trunks in future classes.”  Nancy Young, Home school teacher.

Traveling Trunks are available for 10 topics:

  • The Lenape Children
  • The American Revolution in Chester County
  • The Underground Railroad in Chester County
  • Voices from the Past: Chester County and the Civil War
  • Women and Reform
  • Chester County's Industrial Revolution
  • Bayard Rustin: Civil Rights Leader
  • Horace Pippin: Artist
  • Improving the Land: The People and Places of Chester County
  • Quilted History

Traveling Trunks are rented for two weeks at the low cost of $40.00.  Payment is due at pick-up.  Pick-up and return the trunk to the museum on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a trunk contact:
Vicki McKeefery, Family and Youth Program Coordinator
610-692-4800  ext. 203

Carol Samuelson, Family and Youth Program Coordinator
610-692-4800  ext. 203

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