Fourth graders had an opportunity to learn about famous local people, and how they lived when they were able to explore adventures of the traveling trunk.
Among the items they saw were a bedroom chamberpot, undergarments from long ago, and they had the chance to feel unprocessed wool.
“The Adventures of the Traveling Trunk” were provided courtesy of the Boone County Historical Society’s education committee. Volunteers with the outreach committee visited five schools with the trunk, sharing stories of famous Missourians and Native Americans, who preceded the French explorers and traders before the Louisiana Purchase.
Some of the famous Missourians the students learned about included Walt Disney, artists George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, and poet Langston Hughes. The famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone, lived the last 20 years of his life on Missouri with his family.