History Discovery Boxes


Discovery Box

Encourage your students’ curiosity!

Openings for Discovery Boxes begin in February 2018.

History Discovery Boxes are collections of artifacts and primary source materials that allow students of all ages to get hands-on with history. Each box is built around a particular theme that can be easily incorporated into your existing content standards.

We understand that students are naturally curious and want to touch, feel, and experience what they are learning.  Giving students the opportunity to get hands-on with history allows them to make more meaningful connections to the people and events which have shaped our world.

The History Discovery Boxes are developed with you, the teacher, in mind!


Early Settlement / Pioneer Discovery Box

Native American / Fur Trading

From Fleece to Fabric: Wool Discovery Box

European Immigration

Civil War


Contact the Education Department for a personally assembled History Discovery Box to fit your students’ needs.  Boxes can be picked up at the museum by a Teacher or Scout Leader and taken into the classroom for students to use for up to 2 weeks. Fee: $10 per box, per week, with a $30 refundable deposit.


Waukesha County Museum Education Department 

Phone: 262-521-2859 Ext. 224  

 Email: ksobehrad@wchsm.org


Updated 11/2017