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ARTIFACT HIGHLIGHT

TRAVELING TRUNKS
                                                                            By: Kari Whaley

Traveling trunks were widely         those across the Atlantic Ocean,       development and distribution of the
        used throughout the 19th     required the use of a traveling trunk  Osceola County Historical Society’s
        century, and the Cadman      to hold clothes and other personal     traveling trunks program for K-12
        family who settled in        belongings. The Cadman trunks          educators. These traveling trunks
Narcoossee provided no exception.    traveled with the family from their    are loaned to classrooms through
The Osceola County Historical        native England, to New York by         Central Florida for 30 day periods.
Society cares for and preserves a    ship, until they permanently settled   They are full of hands-on artifacts,
number of trunks owned and used      in Narcoossee, Florida.                reproducibles, and lesson plans for
by the family during the late 1800s                                         classroom use.
and early 1900s, as part of the      The Cadman family home, kitchen,
Cadman Collection.                   citrus packing house, and bachelors’   For more information about our
                                     quarters are open for viewing and      Traveling Trunks program, please
The Cadman family, originally of     touring at the Pioneer Village.        visit www.osceolahistory.org.
Yorkshire, England, made their way
to Central Florida in the late 19th  The traveling trunks of the 19th
century. Long journeys, especially   century have also inspired the

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