This program is in partnership with the Trumbull County Historical Society and was funded through the Raymond John Wean Foundation's Neighborhood Success Program.

High School:

  • American History: 1, 6, 12, 13
  • American Government: 9
  • ​Modern World: 1, 2

High School:

  • American History: 1, 12
  • ​Modern World: 1, 2

This Kit Includes:

  • Ox shoes
  • Powder horn
  • Whisk and pick
  • Cup and ball game
  • Jacob’s ladder game
  • Rag doll
  • Tinderbox with flint
  • Wooden Bowl and Tin Cup
  • Cloth samples
  • Sugar loaf
  • Wood carding combs
  • Bag of wool
  • Slate and pencils
  • 1787 Map of Ohio
  • 1804 Map of Ohio
  • Land deed
  • Newspaper
  • Iron
  • Masher

High School:

  • American History: 1, 12, 13
  • ​Modern World: 1, 2, 13

Victorian Life

Trumbull County played a major role in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad by providing military officers, raising troops, and helping many slaves escape to freedom. In this kit, students will learn about key historical figures involved in the Underground Railroad and what a Union soldier would have carried with him every day throughout the war.
Content Standards                    
This resource kit will meet content statement for the following grades:

  • K – 3
  • Grade One – 1, 6, 7
  • Grade Two – 1
  • Grade Three – 4
  • Grade Eight – 2, 3, 13

Civil War/Underground Railroad

Trumbull County played a major role in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad by providing military officers, raising troops, and helping many slaves escape to freedom. In this kit, students will learn about key historical figures involved in the Underground Railroad and what a Union soldier would have carried with him every day throughout the war.
Content Standards                    
This resource kit will meet content statement for the following grades:

  • ​​K – 3
  • Grade One – 2, 6, 7, 8
  • Grade Two – 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
  • Grade Three – 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9
  • Grade Four – 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14
  • Grade Five – 9, 10
  • Grade Eight – 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Native American

In this kit, students will learn about the historic Indian tribes that originated in the Ohio River Valley and Lake Erie watershed from 1650 to the federal Indian Removal Act of 1830. Students will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of objects that reflect the daily life, trade, cultural and religious aspects of various historic tribes in Ohio.​
Content Standards                    
This resource kit will meet content statement for the following grades:

  • K – 3
  • Grade One – 2, 6, 7
  • Grade Two – 2
  • Grade Three – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Grade Four – 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13
  • Grade Five – 2 (Early Civilizations), 3,  8, 9, 10
  • Grade Eight – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

High School:

  • American History: 1, 6, 12
  • ​Modern World: 1, 2, 13

This Kit Includes:

  • Bobcat pelt
  • Black bear pelt
  • Beaver pelt
  • Rabbit pelt
  • Deer pelt
  • Brewerton corner notch point
  • Hopewell point
  • Wampum belt
  • Deer scapula
  • Celt Stone
  • Iroquois horn rattle shaker
  • Pomranky point
  • Port Maitland point
  • Susquehanna broad point
  • Salt

This Kit Includes:

  • Tin Lantern
  • Shackle
  • Cotton Bolls
  • Topsy Turvey Doll
  • Leather Wallet
  • Tin cup, mess plate, and silverware
  • Beeswax candles
  • Civil War Trade Tokens
  • Union and Confederacy paper currency
  • If you Lived when there was Slavery in America (Book)
  • If you Traveled on the Underground Railroad (Book)
  • If you lived at the time of the Civil War (Book)
  • Fugitive Slave Bill broadside
  • “Darling Nelly Gray” sheet music
  • Fugitive Slave Advertisements (2)
  • “Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad” (CD)
  • Civil War recruiting Advertisements (2)
  • Tinderbox with flint

This Kit Includes:

  • Rag Doll
  • Paper Dolls
  • Ink pen & well
  • Blotter
  • Daguerreotype
  • Silver spoon
  • Fan
  • Gloves
  • Mortar and pestle
  • How to be a Victorian (Book)
  • Coal
  • Bellow
  • Lace fragments
  • Cloth fragments
  • Stereoscope w/ cards
  • Glasses

Trumbull County Museum in a Box program

Designed to enhance Ohio’s Social Studies Academic Content standards, the Trumbull County Museum in a Box program is targeted for students at the elementary and middle school grade levels. All resource kits will include objects and images that relate to Trumbull County’s unique history. These objects will inspire creative use in the classroom and are meant to encourage the application of today's skills to history and social studies curriculum. Each of these kits will provide tools and information for educators to use in the classroom to supplement and enhance their regular curriculum. This is a FREE program and boxes are available on a first come, first serve basis. To request a box, please fill out the Request Form.


Pioneer Life

The items in this case examine the beginnings of the legal settlement in Ohio from 1787 to the end of the frontier period in the 1830s. In a short period of time, these settlers established a stable society and economy in Ohio and Trumbull County that included flourishing farms and prosperous towns, such as Warren. The objects and documents in this box will help students appreciate the challenges and experiences of the daily life of the frontier family.

Content Statements
This resource kit will meet content statements for the following grades:

  • K - 2, 3, 6, 7
  • Grade One - 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13

  • Grade Two - 2, 5, 6

  • Grade Three - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


  • Grade Four - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


  • Grade Five - 5 (Early Civilizations), 8, 9, 10


  • Grade Eight - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16