An artifact kit holding a collection of artifacts such as a mining tools as well as photos on a table.

Artifact Kits and Grandmother Trunks

(Grades P-12)

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Please read the information below for details about the kits before you make your order!

Our kits and trunks are packed with various artifacts, photograph packets, and accompanying standards-based lesson plans to bring history to life through hands-on learning. See rental details and overviews for each kit below. Please contact us for any additional questions.

Questions? Contact Kylie Fischer Miller, School Programs Coordinator at 

Rental Details:

You may choose to either pick up and drop off your kit at the History Colorado Center OR pay for shipping and get your kit delivered.

Rental Period: 2 weeks (click here for rental period schedule & logistics)

Cost: $20 per kit 

  • $50 2-way shipping per kit if desired
  • Late return and replacement fees may apply.

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Artifact Kit & Grandmother Trunk Summaries:

Click on the following links to learn more about the contents of each kit and the lessons provided. Suggested grades are provided, though kits can be adapted for all levels.

The following Grandmother Trunks provide the opportunity to explore various cultures throughout the past century. They are meant to represent a trunk a grandmother might have tucked away somewhere, with objects and stories to explore.

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More Resources

Be sure to explore our other resources online to further your lessons and experience with the Artifact kits and Grandmother trunks!

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