Artifact Kits and Grandmother Trunks

(Grades 3–5)

Rent our resources for your classroom! Kits and trunks packed with artifacts, photos, information cards and activities. Our kits put history in your students’ hands.

Grandmother Trunks
The objects 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.

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

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

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

Boom and Bust: Denver’s History
Experience the Gold Rush, Woman’s Suffrage, World War II 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; $30 per kit when shipped both ways.

Period of Check Out: Two Weeks (start/end on Fridays).
Need more than two weeks? Email reservations@state.co.us 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!
Colorado Experience Documentaries
Online Digital Badges
Additional Resources