Traveling Trunks is a resource-lending program from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. These multimedia library kits are packed full of resources from across the Smithsonian Institution that deliver immersive experiences. Through touch, tech, sound, and sight, Traveling Trunks creates a screen-free, sensorial-rich environment. The program is a free resource for young learners and their educators. Traveling Trunks can be sent to libraries, schools, community centers, and other learning sites for a month-long lending period, with the option to renew, anywhere in the United States
From This to That is a series of digital collections that explore interdisciplinary connections through history. Each one starts with an image from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives collection and connects it to other surprising artifacts across the Smithsonian to tell a unique story across art, history, science, mathematics, and culture. Learn more

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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Education has a variety of programs for learners of all ages in the Washington, D.C. area.  To learn more about our current programs for young children, middle schoolers, and teens, contact us at