Trunk Shows

Monmouth County Historical Association

70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732.462.1466
Fax: 732.462.8346
Email: [email protected]

Battle of Monmouth Costumed interpreters bring clothing, canteens, maps, prints and other artifacts to give students a sense of a soldier’s life and those of the camp followers in June 1778. Program Cost $125 Program Length: 90 Minutes From Fiber to Fabric Experience tools of textile production in action. Costumed interpreters show students how to card, spin and weave wool. Program Cost: $125 Program Length: 60 minutes Reading an Artifact Using inquiry-based learning techniques, students examine various artifacts to find clues in everyday objects from the past. Program Cost: $125 Program Length: 60 minutes Reservations: Glenn May, Education Department, 732-462-1466 x23 Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance Max group size 30 students, 1 chaperone per 10 students Click here for additional reservation and cost information



Camden County Historical Society

1900 Park Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.964.3333
Email: [email protected]

Colonial Life in Camden County This one-hour presentation brings period costumes, artifacts, a video and hands-on activities into your classroom. It discusses colonial life in South Jersey through three different perspectives: European colonial settlers, Native Americans, and African slaves. Through authentic pieces from the period, students have an opportunity to learn about the different cultures that have influenced the region they live in. Click here for registration form


East Jersey Old Town Village/Cornelius Low House

Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission
703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732.745.4489
Fax: 732.745.4524
Email: [email protected]

The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage offers an exceptional collection of portable exhibits, traveling workshops and public talks. These programs are award winning and are designed to address the Core Curriculum standards. Over the years, these traveling programs have been presented or displayed at veterans’ centers and homes, assisted living facilities, art centers, home school groups and other community gatherings.

Traveling programs are available exclusively for free within Middlesex County, but presented outside the County for a small fee. The portable exhibits consist of mounted images and text, historical artifacts, photographs, posters and drawings packaged in easy to carry kits or displayed on light-weight kiosks.  Some of the traveling programs are interactive workshops, suitable for students and even adults. These are presented at your site by staff who will conduct hands-on workshops, lead discussions, and answer questions.

Some trunks can be borrowed. They are self-contained and include an educational guide.  Learn more.


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