Traveling Trunks: Grades K-12

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Bring the UM Museum to your classroom today!

The University of Mississippi Museum is proud to offer a free Traveling Trunk program that brings the art, history, and culture of the museum to your classroom or organization.

Our presenters will travel within a one-hour radius of Oxford to present the trunks, or teachers may check the trunks out themselves for up to two weeks of use. Each trunk provides lessons that meet current grade-specific standards, educational objects or images, and artistic materials to enrich classroom studies.

Trunk lessons will contain the following:

  1. A Thematic Introduction
  2. Materials and Instructions for a Visual Arts Component
  3. A Language Arts Component
  4. A Social Studies or History Component

Available Trunks:

African Art

Ancient Greece

Chinese Art

Faulkner’s Rowan Oak (High School)

Folk Art
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council

Lowcountry Basket Weaving
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Arts Commission 

Native Americans of Mississippi

Theora Hamblett

Walter Anderson

COMING SOON! M.B. Mayfield
Sponsored by M.B. Mayfield Foundation and Museum. Curated by Jeannie Speck-Johnson, Curator of M.B. Mayfield Foundation & Doctoral Candidate of History

Virtual Trunk
Click here to learn more about this option.

To get started, complete a trunk request form today!

Trunk Request


Questions? Contact Kassidy Franz, Education Curator, at 662-915-7205 or