Treasure Trunks

Each trunk contains representative artifacts or samples, activities and instructions for use.  Trunks may be checked out for one or two weeks.  There is a $10 charge; $5 is refunded when the trunk is returned.  Trunks are usually checked out on Saturday afternoon and returned the following Saturday morning.  Please call the Museum at 330-455-7043 for more information or to reserve your trunk.  Trunk subjects are:

Social Studies

  • Beautiful Ohio
  • President McKinley

Science

STEM Themed Trunks will be available in 2018. Please contact Lynette Reiner, Science Director for more information.

History To Go

Stark County Then & Now (3rd Grade) Students will learn about the history of Stark County, including the development of major industries and immigration to the area.  Using maps and historic photographs, students will discover the rich history of Stark County.  The program is 45 minutes in length and limited to schools in Stark County.  The fee is $40 per program. Please contact Ally Carlson to schedule this program.

Beautiful Ohio (4th Grade) Students will learn about the Ohio symbols and the different Presidents associated with Ohio  They will use map skills to locate the birth and death places of each Ohio President.  In small groups students will make a presentation about an Ohio President.  The program is 60 minutes in length and limited to schools in Stark County.  The fee is $40 per program. Please contact Ally Carlson to schedule this program.

NEW!! Mom What’s That? (2nd-6th Grades) The Mom, What’s That? program is designed to show elementary aged children how everyday technology has advanced over the last forty years. This fun program utilizes artifacts from the 1970s-1990s that are obsolete today to demonstrated how common household activities were done in the recent past.  The program is limited to schools in Stark County. The fee is $40 per program. Please contact Ally Carlson to schedule this program.

Building the McKinley Monument (All Grades) This program highlights the life and tragic death of President McKinley and the subsequent construction  of the McKinley Monument. Students will follow the construction process through slides and video from the Museum’s archives.  The fee for this 40 minute program is $40 per program and limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Christopher Kenney to schedule this program.

Meet the President (3rd-12th Grade) History comes alive for your students when they receive a visit from out 25th President of the United States, William McKinley.  During this 45 minute program the President will talk about his life growing up, service in the Civil War, his favorite flower the scarlet carnation and his time as President.  Students will have the opportunity to as questions.  The fee for this program is $75 per program.  There is an additional mileage charge for programs outside Stark County.  This program is available September-March.  Please contact Christopher Kenney to schedule this program.

Science to Go

Habitats (2nd and 3rd Grade) Students will learn the living and non-living components of a habitat.  Students will participate in activities that show the effect of a changing habitat on populations.  They will learn the importance of food, water, shelter and space to all living creatures.  The fee for this program is $40 per program and is limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Lynette Reiner to schedule this program.

Animal Adaptations (3rd-5th Grade) The class will participate in various activities that connect structure to function in plants and animals.  The fee for this program is $40 per program and is limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Lynette Reiner to schedule this program.

Changes (4th & 5th Grade) Students will view and participate in experiments involving chemical or physical changes.  They will work together to perform a variety of controlled experiments.  Students will learn characteristics of chemical and physical changes.  The fee for this program is $40 per program and is limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Lynette Reiner to schedule this program.

Fossils (4th-6th Grade) Learn what fossils are, how they form, and what we learn from them. The fee for this program is $40 per program and is limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Lynette Reiner to schedule this program.

Wonderful Wetlands (4th-6th Grade) What is a wetland? Why are wetlands important? What critter live in a wetland? The fee for this program is $40 per program and is limited to schools in Stark County.  Please contact Lynette Reiner to schedule this program.