"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."  Sydney J. Harris   

Trunks Project


  Connecting our youth with

Western North Carolina's past.

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Question or Comment About Teaching Trunk
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If you would like to contact us via phone, please call the Transylvania Heritage Museum at (828) 884-2347 Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm
This project has one purpose only, that is to preserve the heritage and history of Transylvania County and Western North Carolina through the education of our youth.
If you would like to support this project, please mail your tax deductable donation to:
Teaching Trunks Project
c/o: Transylvania Heritage Museum
P.O. Box 2347,
Brevard, NC  28712
Or, if you would like to volunteer to help with this program, please contact the Museum via phone or by completing the form to the left.


Teacher: C. Whitman

The "Traveling Transylvania Trunk" was an absolutely wonderful learning tool for my fourth graders. The amount of time and energy that was taken to pull materials and construct lessons for this trunk was phenomenal and the excitement over the trunk and its contents was awesome. The lessons included in the trunk were right on track for fourth graders and covered many content areas. Students were able to learn so much about the history and economy of our county by analyzing photographs and artifacts. By allowing students to wear gloves and use magnifying glasses during these lessons, the students felt as if they were detectives searching through decades of Transylvania's history.


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