This trunk show program is presented in your classroom by a museum interpreter, and contains pictures, hands-on artifacts, and stories that relate to a child’s life in early Aiken. Educators may choose from “Daily Life in the early 20th century”, “Colonial to Civil War”, and “Growing up in Aiken”. These programs are based on social studies standards for grades 3-5.
This self-guided program breaks the classes into small groups that scour the Museum to find the answers to a variety of questions relating to natural history and social studies. This program was designed using curriculum standards for grades 3-high school as well as adults.
Take a guided tour through the Museum with one of our trained docents. This tour lasts about 90 minutes and covers the outbuildings on site (schoolhouse, log cabin, buttery) as well as several rooms in the main building.
We are able to tailor these as well as other programs, to the particular unit you are currently studying in your classroom.
The Aiken County Historical Museum, under the direction of the Aiken County Historical Commission, collects, preserves, promotes, interprets, and exhibits the historical objects of Aiken County and its surrounds.