Curiosity Kits inspire exploration and learning of history through place. These multi-piece resources include articles that explore historic places and provide educational activities for life-long learners. Intended for use in informal settings, by families at home, interpreters in the field, or by curious armchair explorers, these kits provide interactive ways to engage with the past whether at home or in place.
Abby Kelley Foster
This multi-piece resource explores the life of abolitionist and suffragist Abby Kelley Foster.
Dr. Alice Paul
Learn about suffragist Dr. Alice Paul and her influence of the women's rights movement.
American Aviation History
This kit focuses on the history of American aviation with a focus on the contributions of women and African Americans.
This kit explores the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights activist who planned the 1963 March on Washington.
Black Baseball History
Explore some of historic places associated with the history of Black baseball. You’ll also find educational activities about baseball!
Black Cowpokes in the American West
Discover resources about the cowpoke life – activities, stories of cowboys and cowgirls, and a virtual tour of places of American cowpoke.
Black Women Mathematicians at NASA
This series explores the history of the women who worked as mathematicians, computer programmers, team project leads at NASA.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Find out more about suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt and how she impacted the movement.
This kit explores places in César Chávez's life to better understand how he shaped economic and social change in the 20th century
Detroit's Labor History
This kit focuses on the history of labor in Detroit, which has been a central hub of industry for centuries.
Ida B. Wells
This kit investigates the life and work of pioneering journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells.
Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates wrote what became the song “America the Beautiful." Learn about the natural landscapes that inspired her.
Stone was an abolitionist and suffragist. Learn more about her dedication to these two movements.
Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
This kit focuses on the life and work of Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, a suffragist who was a known figure in New York’s suffrage movement.
Malcolm X survived a violent childhood and became a nationally recognized figure. Learn more about his life and work.
Mary Church Terrell
This kit focuses on the life and legacy of Mary Church Terrell, a women’s rights and Black civil rights activist.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Use this kit to learn more about Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a publisher, abolitionists, and lawyer.
Nannie Helen Burroughs
An educator, suffragist, and activist, Burroughs is known for founding the National Training School for Women and Girls in DC.
Nina Otero Warren
Learn about this suffragist and educator using this Curiosity Kit.
Susan B. Anthony
This kit explores the life of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony who was a major force in the women's suffrage movement.
Women Labor Activists
Find out more about influential women in Chicago's labor movement.
Learn about the life and work of writer, musician, and Indian rights advocate Zitkála-Šá with this Curiosity Kit.
Last updated: September 6, 2022