Homestead's traveling trunks are designed so that teachers and students anywhere can receive hands-on educational materials relating to the Homestead Act and westward expansion. The trunks are easily shipped in a large flat rate box from the United States Postal Service. The only costs associated with "borrowing" a trunk is the return postage.
Traveling Trunk Policies
-Traveling trunks can be requested by calling 402-223-3514 or email us
-Homestead National Historical Park will ship the travel trunk(s) to your school for free. Your school will be responsible for the cost of shipping the materials back to the park.
-Traveling trunks are lent on a first come-first served basis.
-Traveling trunks are available for 1 week, a longer time frame may be requested, but is subject to demand and availability.
-Traveling trunks are shipped in large, flat-rate priority mail boxes from the United States Postal Service. The current rate is approximately $21.90 to ship.
Please note: The Prairie Animals trunk has an additional cost if you request both trunks.