All exhibit boxes are created with curriculum guidelines and educational standards in mind, and offered for use in the classroom with or with an accompanying speaker. Boxes may be borrowed for up to two weeks for display in the school library or classroom.
The Ballot Box
The Ballot Box meets curriculum specifications for civics, American History, and concepts of democratic government, and applies these topics to world history. The box contains objects and materials relating to the rights and responsibilities associated with voting, directs students in mounting an ethical campaign and holding an election.
The Money Box
The Money Box is an exhibit of materials and objects relating to money, the history of money and banking, and the powers of government relative to money. The box teaches economic principles, world banking and monetary structure. It contains examples of domestic and foreign currencies and offers lesson plans to go along with the displays.
The Sewing Box
The Sewing Box is an exhibit of materials and objects relating to the creation and care of textiles and garments. It compares life and folkways of the past and the present.
The Music Box
The Music box is an exhibit of objects, devices and information relative to the creation, amplification and dissemination of music, audio recordings, and radio transmission.
The Mail Box
The Mail Box focuses on the history of the US Postal Service, contains historical stamps, writing materials, calling cards, and can be used to teach the history of written languages and communication methods through the years. The postal service in this country is inextricably connected to the history of the rail road, briefly making the leap from communication to transportation.
The Hat Box
This box compares styles and trends through the years and directly bears on cultural difference and the development of style through the years and decades of the twentieth century.
The Shoe Box
The Shoe Box compares trends of style and function in everyday clothing. This box is directly related to such disciplines as cultural anthropology and study of folk ways.
The Memory Box
Similar to a scrap box in a box, this exhibit case contains cherished objects that people have saved throughout a lifetime. A favorite small doll, letters and cards, ribbons and trinkets, book marks and dairies, autograph books and photographs and other personal items.
The paint box is also an easel, and contains reprints or copies of famous works of art. The lessons associated with the box compare media, style, technique, and discipline. The box teaches history of art and art appreciation.