The traveling trunk program is on pause until further notice.
If you would like to schedule a rental, please fill out and return the Traveling Trunk Request Form. If you would like to reserve a trunk by phone, have additional questions or would like to view any of the Traveling Trunks' lesson plans or content, please contact OHS Museum Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.306.5279.
To learn more about each of the Traveling Trunks, click the links below:
Chinese Traditions of Oregon
The Chinese Traditions of Oregon Traveling Trunk helps teachers share with students the history and culture of Chinese Americans in a hands‐on,...Learn More
Coastal Tribes Native American
Touch and study the rich collection of objects provided by members of the Coastal Tribes of Oregon. Besides over thirty objects, this trunk...Learn More
The Eastern Oregon trunk was designed to be a teacher-ready trunk that explores contemporary issues and industries of Eastern Oregon. The trunk...Learn More
Geography in Oregon
Background information is included along with lesson plans, objects and maps all related to Oregon’s geography. This educational tool explores...Learn More
Great Basin Native American
Explore and touch objects to learn about the history and culture of the Northern Paiute Indians in a hands-on, interactive way! The trunk...Learn More
Lewis and Clark
Explore and touch replicated Expedition objects to learn about the purpose of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Corps of Discovery’s...Learn More
Mexican American Traditional Arts & Culture
Learn about Oregon's diverse cultural landscape from one of the three Folklife traveling trunks. This trunk looks at history, foods, crafts,...Learn More
Oregon Is Indian Country
This Traveling Trunk is a large, rolling suitcase filled with Native American-made examples of crafts; CDs, magazines, books, and DVDs about...Learn More
Examine replicas of Oregon Trail diaries and handle objects brought over on the Oregon Trail! The Oregon Trail Traveling Trunk describes life on...Learn More
Discover how Portland has changed and grown in the last one hundred years and how community participation builds a city! Through hands-on...Learn More
Traditional Arts of the Oregon Country
Learn about Oregon's diverse cultural landscape from one of the three Folklife traveling trunks. This trunk includes self-contained instructionalLearn More
Cost, pick-up and shipping information for renting traveling trunks.
Traveling Trunk Request Form
To reserve a Traveling Trunk, please complete and submit the following form at least 2 weeks prior to your requested pickup date.