The Traveling Trunk

We invite you to enjoy an outreach program from Renfrew Museum and Park, an activity that we call “Traveling Trunk – Walk Back in Time with Renfrew Museum”. We realize that many people enjoy history, but, for various reasons, they haven’t visited us on their own. That was the inspiration for this program. We come to you!

When you have something in your hand, you’re involved! You’re engaged! You enjoy yourself! Think of it as more as an activity than a lecture!

This enjoyable and educational program is intended to last about an hour. Within this time, up to twenty (20) participants identify or are led to learn the names of various historic items from Renfrew’s collections. According to interest we can get into discussions of how they were made, who used them, how they were used, and what went into the making of them. We usually talk a bit about the museum role in preserving and cataloging such objects. However, our main intent is to engage them in active discussions, questions and answers, and – the best part – telling stories evoked by these artifacts!

Our presenters for 2020 are Laurie and Gilbert Hovermale who are very excited to be participating in this wonderful program for a second year! The Hovermales will guide you on a fun, tactile journey through this season’s carefully selected trunkful of items.

The cost of Traveling Trunk is $100.00 for a one hour session. We serve locations within a forty (40) mile radius of Renfrew.

To schedule a program, please contact our presenters directly at (717) 762-8152 or complete the inquiry form below.