Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

The Traveling Trunk of Civil War History

In 2014, center director Paul Quigley and graduate assistants Tom Seabrook and Kevin “Tiny” Dawson designed a new way to bring Civil War history into elementary school classrooms. The “Traveling Trunk of Civil War History” contains clothing, tools, images, documents, and other items that bring history to life for younger audiences. And it’s all housed in a replica Union army bread crate.

We created the Trunk with fourth-grade students–and fourth-grade “Virginia Studies” SOLs–in mind. But we can adapt the program to suit any age group.

Interested in having the Trunk come visit your school or group? Contact center director Paul Quigley today: pquigley@vt.edu, 540/231-9090.

 

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