An Authentic Historical Experience for All Classrooms

Our Mission: To provide teachers and their students with authentic historical objects and primary source material, in an effort to foster a more enriched, hands-on learning experience.

How better to prepare for the future than by learning from the past…

Our Program:               Traveling Classroom Exhibits

HOW IT WORKS:

  • EDUCATORS PICK AN EXHIBIT THAT BEST SUITS THEIR NEEDS

  • WE SCHEDULE A TIME AND DISCUSS ANY NEEDS, OBJECTIVES, AND GOALS

  • WE SHIP THE EXHIBIT DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL 

  • STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SPEND 3 TO 5 DAYS EXPLORING IN THEIR OWN MANNER WITH AUTHENTIC HISTORICAL OBJECTS AND PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL

  • WE SCHEDULE A PICKUP FOR THE EXHIBIT TO MOVE ON TO ITS NEXT DESTINATION

American Cartography

This particular exhibit features a number of primary source map reproductions to take any classroom on a tour back in time of the United States of America. With these incredibly detailed prints of authentic maps, students and teachers can trace the progress and development of our nation from it’s days of early colonization to the late 19th Century when the land was settled from coast to coast. Students will feel like pioneers as they examine and enjoy these visual wonders of history!

Classical Ancient World

A treasure trove of fantastic pieces spanning several centuries of classical antiquity, this collection is sure to help any class travel through time. This is one of our most varied exhibits in terms of material. Utilizing Antiquities, Ancient Coins, Stereoscope Images of Historic Sites, and Map Reprints of the Ancient World, these pieces to demonstrate, it’s easy to depict and understand everyday life in ancient times. 

Prehistoric Fossils

This awesome box features a plethora of prehistoric pieces that are sure to spark the imagination of any student! Ranging from dinosaur teeth to a hand axe made by our ancestors, there is enough here to cover it all. Also included (not pictured), a giant rollout geologic timeline chart available to utilize in classroom activities. This particular exhibit has proven to be a favorite among learning disabled classrooms.

Exhibit Travel & Use for One Semester Pilot Program

Support Our Efforts

Like most businesses and non-profits, COVID-19 has been particularly difficult for History in Your Hands. With most schools either functioning remotely or with strict social distancing guidelines in place, the foundational element of our program, hands-on learning and group collaboration within the classroom is at odds with most of our current guideline. 

However this pandemic is not forever and we will need help supporting educators and their students in making up for the months of valuable learning that has been lost. Therefor we humbly ask that you please consider donating to our efforts so that when guidelines on educational practices loosen, we are able to get back to creating impactful learning experiences in the classrooms as we were in the days before COVID. 

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October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CDT

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