Traveling Kits

The following “Traveling Education Kits” are available free-of-charge, to local schools. To borrow any of these kits, please contact the History Center’s Education & Program Coordinator, Jennie Shurtleff, at (802) 457-1822, or email her at:


Land Grants

Conflicts in Colonial Vermont: This kit contains copies of original maps showing France's land claims on Lake Champlain, the New York and New Hampshire Grants, a recent map, and a short study guide. (Grades 3-8)



Archibits uses picture cards, slides, puzzles, and extensive lesson plans to explain the history embedded in Woodstock, Vermont’s architecture. (Grades 3-8)


Aaron Hutchinson

 A Glimpse into Early Vermont Life: This kit has a teacher’s guide that links the kit’s lessons with Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. The kit uses probate inventories, artifacts, maps, and other primary source materials, as well as a PowerPoint slideshow, to give students a glimpse into what life was like in Vermont around 1800. (Grades 4-8)



Abenaki in Vermont

This kit provides replicas of Abenaki artifacts, stories about their people, and a variety of educational resources for teachers and students. (Grades 3-8)


Talking Pictures

Photographs as Primary Resources. Talking pictures encourages students to explore photographs as primary sources using reproductions of historic photographs taken in Woodstock, Vermont. (Grades 3-8)