Teacher Trunks

“Teacher Trunks” are boxes that contain a variety of real and reproduction historic artifacts and documents. Each trunk will focus on a particular era or event in history. The items in the trunks will be used for hands-on learning in the classroom.
Teacher Trunks are available for teachers at any school or homeschool organization to rent from the museum! Learn more


We offer self-guided and guided tours.

With our self-guided tour, your trip to the museum will be fun and educational. Have kids? Thats perfect, we have a scavenger hunt to make their visit fun and memorable. Just ask a staff member, we will be glad to give you one.

Need a docent? We offer guided tours to groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required for a guided tour. Give us a call and we will be glad to reserve a time for you.


Have your next event at the Museum in our Grand Gallery.
We have space available for meetings or parties. Learn more

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The Chapel

Our chapel area sits in the Grand Gallery and is made up of items from various Boone County churches. Highlighted […]

Plymouth Fury

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Duxstad Cabin

Located in the museum is a two-story cabin. The Duxtad cabin was built around 1840 and stood for 130 years […]

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