Civil War Trunk
This trunk covers the role Spartanburg citizens played during the Civil War. The included topics would lives of the soldiers, the home front, and the struggles of war. Artifacts in the trunk include a sample of hardtack, a uniform jacket, and a daguerreotype. All of our Traveling Trunks include an activity to reinforce the lesson, this trunk includes making hardtack and quill pen writing. The Civil War was an important time in American history, and Spartanburg played a large role. While no battles took place in Spartanburg, many citizens did join the war. We invite you to rent this trunk and gain a deep understanding of the Civil War and the life of typical soldiers at this time.
This trunk covers the role Spartanburg played during World War II. Program topics include training, life on the home front, and the impact of war. The artifacts in this trunk include a sample of Vmail, a uniform hat, and a look into the life of a German POW located here in Spartanburg. All of our trunks include an activity to reinforce the lesson, this trunk includes planting a mini Victory garden or drawing propaganda posters. Spartanburg played a large role in the war efforts. Spartanburg was home to the training camp, Camp Wadsworth and Spartanburg residences such as James F. Byrnes and Mary Ellen Suitt contributed a great deal for and we introduce these locals through this program. We invite you to rent this trunk and gain a deep understanding World War II’s impact stateside.
Civil War to Civil Rights Trunk
This trunk encompasses the lives of African-Americans in Spartanburg County from the colonial settlement at Walnut Grove Plantation to Integration in the 1960s. Some of the topics covered are forms of education, protests, and civic organizations. This trunk comes with a choice of activities including creating artwork for the “I Have a Dream” speech. People featured in the Civil War to Civil War trunk are Mary H. Wright, Albert Gray, and Dave the Potter. We invite you to rent this trunk and gain a deeper understanding of the African-American experience in Spartanburg County through the 1960’s.
This trunk covers the pre-settlement era of Spartanburg area. Topics include the Cherokee Tribe, Spanish Explorers, and the Catawba settlement. Artifacts in the trunk include a sample of paint stones, hides, and some arrowheads. All of our Traveling Trunks include an activity to reinforce the lesson, this trunk includes activities such as flower pressing and dice games. The Cherokee in Spartanburg spans a vast amount of time. People such as Juan Pardo and Sequoyah are included in our trunk. We invite you to rent this trunk and gain a deep understanding Spartanburg’s earliest settlements.