K-12 Programs

Online Educational Resources

Western Migration Presentation Series

Grades: 3rd/4th/5th  Topics: Oregon Trail History (Vocabulary/Writing/Math)

Part 1: Why Take the Oregon Trail?

Part 2: Pack Your Wagon!

Part 3: Families on the Oregon Trail

Print-at-home Coloring Book

School and Self-guided Tours

School Tours are currently suspended until further notice.

Self-guided tours are recommended for home school students, mixed ages, high school students, college students, and senior groups. Assistance League of Eugene is unable to accommodate such a wide range of groups at this time.  A Scavenger Hunt activity worksheet can be provided, which is best suited for elementary to middle school students.

Click here to submit your class online

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Traveling Trunks

Traveling Trunk loans are currently suspended until further notice.

Traveling Trunks contain authentic and replicated items, as well as maps, illustrations, and photos which teachers and students are encouraged to handle and use as educational tools. An accompanying preview guide, lesson plan examples, and bibliography are available for each trunk. Traveling trunks may be checked out for one week at a time.

Lane County History Museum Trunks:

1. Westward Migration (Oregon Trail and Early Settlement)

Click here to request the Westward Migration Trunk

Other Lane County History Museum Materials:

1. Westward Migration (Oregon Trail and Early Settlement)

2. The Civil War

3. Imperialism (Late 19th/early 20th century, U.S. expansion)

Contact Lane Educational Service District

Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House Trunk:

19th and 20th century Eugene history (McMurphey and Shelton families)

Contact SMJ House Museum