Bring history into your classroom through Travelling Trunks! These trunks bring historic resources right to your students' hands. Set up with specific themes, Travelling Trunks! include a range of 2D and 3D objects that highlight unique historic narratives and are curriculum complementary. Themes run the gamut from flora and fauna of the Southwest or pioneer living, to late-19th century settlers, lifestyles, or to native peoples and vocations. Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to offer classroom materials that supplement our tours and on-site programs. Materials include pre-visit activities relevant for students and educators interested in learning about the Museum prior to their visit, as well as post-visit activities. All these can be used in conjunction with K-12 tours or independently, as part of a classroom curriculum unit.
Family, Youth Programs
The Sharlot Hall Museum provides many enrichment programs for families and youth in the region. In addition to the regular Living History programs and monthly guest lecture series, the Museum also offers tours to groups and schools, specialty programs for youth (i.e., Scouting, agriculture, architecture, etc.), and internships. Contact the Education manager for more details at 928-445-3122 ext. 5.
School Tours, Information
Sharlot Hall Museum offers unique and engaging tours for grades K-12 throughout the school year. Our tours are aligned to the State of Arizona Social Studies and Common Core standards, integrate the resources of the museum, are facilitated by trained museum volunteers, and utilize multiple primary and secondary resources. Tours are offered in 60- and 90-minute increments, and provide an opportunity for students to see a range of exhibits and historic structures, which relate to several American history and geography standards, including Westward expansion, the foundations of government, key individuals in Arizona history, development of the state’s economy, and cultural characteristics of Arizona’s diverse cultures. We also welcome home school groups for fun and educational tours.
If you have a passion for history and an interest in museums, then consider joining our Volunteer Corps! Sharlot Hall Museum offers a comprehensive Volunteer Program to interested community members who would like to get more involved in helping preserve and share the history of Arizona’s Central Highlands. This program includes a thorough training and orientation, which delves into the history of the Sharlot Hall Museum and the state of Arizona, as well as the opportunity to volunteer in numerous positions behind the scenes. As a Museum, we strive to support our volunteers as we know they make a world of difference to the success of the Museum and to the experience for our visitors.
Have you wondered what it would be like to work at a museum? Or, what people do behind the scenes? Internships provide a chance for youth from all backgrounds and with a range of interests to engage with real museum work and contribute to their community in a unique way. By undertaking a museum internship, students learn about the history of their community and the state of Arizona, as well as have the opportunity to practice their critical thinking, problem solving and creative skills. Throughout the whole internship program students receive the support and encouragement they need to challenge themselves and complete projects relevant to their interests and academic studies. This is one opportunity that is not to be missed!LEARN MORE