Traveling History Trunk

Purpose and Objectives

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Moulton Museum understands the importance of passing Orange County’s rich history on to its future pioneers. Our new Traveling History Trunk Program serves as an extension of our Education Outreach Program. 

Designed to provide a glimpse of what students will see on their upcoming field trip, a trunk will be delivered to the school two weeks prior to their scheduled field trip so they can explore, wonder, and develop deeper connections to their community. 

If you are a local educator interested in participating in our Traveling History Trunk program, please join our Interest List below. 

We also value your feedback and would love your insight on how we can continue to improve this program. Share your feedback by filling out our Educator Survey below. 

Who Can Participate

K-12 Teachers & Students

If you are a local K-12 classroom teacher and have  reserved your field trip date with Moulton Museum, you can sign up to receive a Traveling History Trunk. This will be a great opportunity to get your students excited for the upcoming field trip!

Benefits of the Program


Not only does our Traveling History Trunk boost a sense of excitement leading up to your field trip date, it also presents several other benefits:

How To Get Started

Let's Begin!

To get started, you must first have a classroom tour date scheduled with Moulton Museum. Then, all you have to do is fill out our Traveling History Trunk RSVP form. We’ll take care of the rest from there!

How It All Works

What You Can Expect

Our Traveling History Trunk program focuses on making your classroom instruction even more impactful. Here’s the general process you can expect:

  1. Confirm your classroom tour date with Moulton Museum.
  2. Fill out the Traveling History Trunk RSVP form. 
  3. Two weeks prior to your classroom tour date, a Traveling History Trunk will be delivered to your school. This trunk will be customized to your specific grade level and state standards.
  4. Make sure all materials are secured in the trunk by the date of pick-up. One of our Moulton Museum employees will schedule the pick-up date with you. 


What's in the Trunk?

Your history trunk may include any of the following items:

  • Black Chaps
  • White Lasso
  • Wool Hat
  • Stuffed Sheep with Sheering
  • Cow Bell
  • Moulton Museum Horseshoe
  • “LM” Wood Brand
  • Levi Jeans
  • Moulton Museum Bandana
  • Wood Ball Game
  • El Toro & Moulton Museum Stamps
  • Sheep Wool Sample
  • Moulton Family Tree
  • Moulton Family Portrait
  • Lewis Moulton at Homestead Photo
  • Moulton Ranch Team Photo
  • Moulton Museum Activity Sheets
  • What is Plein Air Painting? Lesson
  • 1874 Script
  • 1874 Cowboy Lesson
  • Cowboy Poetry Lesson
  • Persuasive Argument Lesson
  • King of Spain Land Grant
  • Transparency Overlay Maps of Moulton Ranch
  • Exit Pass Learning Cards

Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Nothing! By signing up for a classroom, tour at Moulton Museum, we offer the Traveling History Trunk program as an additional hands-on learning opportunity to support your classroom instruction, free of charge. 

You will get to keep the trunk for two weeks. We want to make sure you have plenty of time to give all of your students an opportunity to engage with the artifacts inside. 

While the contents of each grade-level trunk will vary, you will most commonly find  primary documents, letters, photographs, maps, wardrobe items, ranching gear, artwork, and more! 

Reserve Your Traveling History Trunk Today!

There’s no better way to learn about history than experience it hands-on.