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Bring Gig Harbor’s rich history alive for your students through the many exciting opportunities provided by the Museum-in-the-Classroom program.

Classroom Programs

Museum educators provide a learning experience for your students through special presentations and related activities, including:

> Great Great Granny’s Mystery Trunk

Student teams utilize object inquiry skills to analyze and identify real artifacts

> Yesterday’s Child
Groups of students move through a series of centers to discover life as a pioneer child in the late 1880s to mid 1900s

> Mystery History Guest
Using a written biography, photographs, and real or replicated artifacts, student teams work to identify several peninsula settlers. This activity culminates with each group presenting their special “mystery history guest.”

Traveling Trunks

Designed to be used by teachers as hands-on enrichment. Trunks can be used to supplement a classroom program presented by a museum educator or used as an independent teaching tool without a museum presentation. Current trunks:

> Granny’s Attic Trunk
Filled with suggested classroom activities and actual or replicated artifacts.

> A Child’s Life
Packed with artifacts, diary entries, photographs, and ideas for classroom activities aimed at giving students a view of growing up on the peninsula in pioneer days.

All Museum-in-the-Classroom lessons listed above are aligned to the state EALRS | More

Traveling Exhibits

Create exhibits in your classroom or library with mounted photographs and text panels. Artifacts can be loaned for display if a locking, secured display case is provided.

Traveling exhibits include:

* Available for viewing on this website I More

Easily transportable; Velcro backed for
easy display. Available for check-out at
the museum, 4218 Harborview Drive,
Gig Harbor.

Call 253.858.6722 to reserve, or e-mail:

Pioneer school teacher Lucy Goodman inside early Gig Harbor schoolhouse.