Artifact Kits and Grandmother Trunks

(Grades 3–5)

Rent our materials for your classroom. The History Colorado kits and trunks packed with artifacts, suggested lessons, photos, and additional resources. Our kits and trunks help bring history alive by putting the stories into your students’ hands! Rental details below, contact us for additional questions. 

Grandmother Trunks
The artifacts in these four trunks bring a touch of everyday life at the turn of the century to your students. Choose from: American Indian, African American, Hispanic, Japanese American. Each trunk has 15-20 objects as well as suggested lessons and resources.

Mountain Man
Colorado’s fur trade comes to life as students explore this exceptionally colorful era.

History of the Fur Trade
Mountain Man Artifacts
Mountain Man Lesson Plans

Cliff Dwellers
Playing the role of archaeologists, students use tools to “excavate” prehistoric artifacts buried in sand.



Colorado Miners
Experience the boom and bust cycles of mining in Colorado.



Boom and Bust: Denver’s History
Experience the Gold Rush, the city's changing architecture, modes of transportation, and other exciting times from Denver’s past.  




Rental Period: 2 weeks
Cost: $10 per kit when picked up and dropped of at the History
Colorado Center; $40 per kit when shipped both ways.

Period of Check Out: Two Weeks (start/end on Fridays with optional weekend pick up and drop off).
Need more than two weeks? Email or call 303-866-4686 before reserving your kit online to arrange for an extend rental. An additional fee applies.

How to Order:
Artifact Kits
Grandmother's Trunks

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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Additional Resources