Suitcase Presentations


Bring the museum to you with one of MVHS’ traveling suitcases. These interactive presentations examine the history and culture of the Mahoning Valley. Each presentation includes original and reproduction artifacts, images, maps, and activities for children to examine.

Presentations are:

  • Led by a professional museum educator who comes to your school
  • Designed to help educators supplement classroom teaching
  • Help students prepare for testing by using artifacts to understand the daily life and culture of different eras of local residents
  • Available for scheduling year round
  • Adaptable for all ages
  • Free!

To Schedule:
Traci Manning
330-743-2589 x121
education@mahoninghistory.org

Civil War Exploration

Travel back to one of our nation’s most trying times. Students will explore five areas of Civil War history guided by a museum educator: slavery, soldier’s life, civilian life, politics, and the aftermath. Each station features local history stories, artifacts, images, maps, and much more. This program is best suited for Eighth Grade and above … Continue reading Civil War Exploration

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The Underground Railroad

This program highlights the region’s important influence during the early and mid-19th century. A museum educator will introduce students to area leaders, politicians, and abolitionists along with those risking everything to find freedom from slavery. This program features a PowerPoint slide show presentation and interactive primary source elements. The program is best suited for Eighth … Continue reading The Underground Railroad

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A Journey through Local Industry

The Mahoning Valley has been shaped by more than 200 years of industry, from the earliest grist mills and iron furnaces to the massive steel mills that helped to build the nation. Students will travel through this timeline, exploring primary source images, newspaper articles, videos, maps, and other documents. This program is best suited for … Continue reading A Journey through Local Industry

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Old Fashioned School Day

Turn your classroom into a one room schoolhouse! A museum educator presents historical information and stories about school in the 19th Century complete with McGuffey Readers, slates, and quills! This program is best suited for Second Grade and above and is one hour long. Artifacts include: • Slates • School books • Quills • Toys … Continue reading Old Fashioned School Day

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Native American Suitcase

Learn about the earliest inhabitants of the Mahoning Valley! A museum educator presents hands-on artifacts relating to the culture and daily lives of the Eastern Woodland Indians who occupied the Mahoning Valley. This program is best suited for Second Grade and above and is one hour long.

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Pioneer Life Suitcase

Explore the Ohio Frontier! A museum educator presents historical information and stories relating to the lives of the early pioneers who settled in the Mahoning Valley between 1796 and 1830. This program is best suited for Second Grade and above and is one hour long.

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