Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame


Traveling Trunks


Bring the Museum to your classroom!
The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Traveling Trunk Program brings the history of Lea County to life in your classroom. This educational outreach program developed by the Western Heritage Museum Education Department provides teachers with hands-on materials that will connect students to Lea County history and culture in a very real and engaging way.

Traveling Trunks contain:

Historic and reproduction artifacts and a book filled with first-hand accounts of life in early Lea County.

Lea County Centennial book contains a collection of stories from the early days in Lea County.

Teachers can use the contents to tap new and creative ways to enhance their curriculum.

Different trunk topics range from the early buffalo hunters, homesteaders, ranchers to the discovery of oil in Lea County

Materials can be used in easy to follow step-by-step lesson plans that address many state and national curriculum standards.

Hands-on activities: making simple toys, traditional games, and butter churning.

To learn more about the content of a traveling trunk and how it meets curriculum standards or to reserve a trunk, contact Laura Hockensmith.

Lesson Plans