Tree thumbnailEven in the 1970s, many schools could not take field trips to museums and historical societies.

Frances A. Brayton suggests creating a traveling exhibit to loan to schools as a solution to this problem.

This leaflet explains the precursor to the more popular traveling trunks of today.

Brayton provides a case study of the school loan exhibit program of the Chemung County Historical Society in Elmira, New York.

Brayton explains the scope of content, how to pack the museum kit, scheduling the exhibit’s distribution and its transportation, and developing rules and guidelines for the care and replacement of objects.

Brayton’s “do’s and don’ts” highlight key points for creating school traveling exhibits.

Technical Leaflet #16 (1971)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.