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Museum in the Classroom Loan Kit Program

Are you looking for an interactive learning experience for your students to enhance curriculum in your classroom? Then look no further than the "Museum in the Classroom" loan kit program.

Think of a loan kit as a museum in a box. Each thematic kit contains relevant artifacts and reproductions, as well as suggested activities for use in your classroom. Themes include: native lifeways, early settler life, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. Multiple copies of most loan kits are available, and most activities can be adjusted for various ages and skill levels.

3 Ways to Use a Loan Kit:

  1. You can borrow a kit for up to 2 weeks to use on your own in your classroom (teacher must pick up kit at the Museum and return it to the Museum when finished).
  2. A Museum educator can deliver the kit to your classroom and introduce your students to the contents of the kit through an in-class program, after which you may keep the kit for use in your classroom for up to 2 weeks.
  3. A Museum educator can bring the kit to your classroom for a one-time exploration of the theme and contents of the kit.

Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance. For reservations contact the Education Department at (309) 827-0428 or via email at education@mchistory.org

This program is made possible through the Estate of Laura Sullivan.

Loan Kits

To Reserve a Kit:

Call the Museum Education Department at (309) 827-0428 or contact us at education@mchistory.org. Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. Teachers must pick up and return Loan Kits to the Museum.