Osceola History offers historical traveling trunks to public and private schools, homeschool groups, higher education institutions, civic groups and clubs, libraries and non-profit organizations. The trunks are themed to address topics relevant to our local history and include lesson plans, teacher’s manual, artifacts and other items to help create interactive presentations.

Seminole Indian Traveling Trunk

Seminole Indian Traveling Trunk

Who were the native peoples of Florida? How did the Seminole tribe come together? What was it like to live in the swamps of Florida? Get all these answers and more when you bring the Seminole Indian Traveling Trunk to your classroom. 

Students will explore the history of this proud tribe from its early beginnings to modern day. Included in this trunk are lesson plans, pictures, posters, artifacts, and more resources. 

History really comes to life when students have a chance to have a hands-on learning experience right in their very own classroom.


Florida Cowman Traveling Trunk

Florida Cowman Traveling Trunk

Did you know Florida was the very first state to have cattle in the U.S.? The tradition of the Florida cowman is an important part of the state’s history. 

Students will explore the life of a typical Florida cowman when you bring this traveling trunk to your classroom. Included in this trunk are lesson plans, pictures, posters, artifacts, and more resources.


Traveling Trunk FAQ

How do I borrow a traveling trunk?
To reserve a trunk, email Jozef Bladek at jozef@osceolahistory.org or call 407-396-8644, ext. 2.

What information do I need to request a traveling trunk?
You will need to have an estimated rental start date in your request. You will also need to know which trunk you would like to borrow, as we only loan one out to each teacher/school at a time.

How long can I borrow a trunk?
Trunks are available on loan for up to 30 days.

Where do I get a traveling trunk?
Trunks can be picked up, after reservation confirmation, at the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum at 4155 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee.