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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin


The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage offers an exceptional collection of portable exhibits, traveling workshops and public talks. These programs are award winning and are designed to address the Core Curriculum standards. Over the years, these traveling programs have been presented or displayed at veterans’ centers and homes, assisted living facilities, art centers, home school groups and other community gatherings. 

Traveling programs are available exclusively for free within Middlesex County, but presented outside the County for a small fee. The portable exhibits consist of mounted images and text, historical artifacts, photographs, posters and drawings packaged in easy to carry kits or displayed on light-weight kiosks.  Some of the traveling programs are interactive workshops, suitable for students and even adults. These are presented at your site by staff who will conduct hands-on workshops, lead discussions, and answer questions. 

Some trunks can be borrowed. They are self-contained and include an educational guide.

 

 



I LIKE ME
I LIKE ME, one of the most unique educational programs is an interactive workshop on cultural diversity for pre-school and up to 3rd grade. With everyday projects I LIKE ME illustrates the ways in which we are all alike, while celebrating our differences.  Three versions of the presentations are available - hats, shoes and musical instruments.  Colorful and authentic hats, shoes and musical instruments representing cultures from around the globe teach how we are alike yet different. 

The musical instrument trunk is a hands-on program that lets each participant to touch, hold or play the instrument.

I LIKE ME is available to both public and private educators and seniors.  Programs are presented by a staff member and are generally forty-five minutes in length but can be adjusted to meet your needs.  Our staff will coordinate with you prior to arrival at your location.  All programs are free. 

 

To schedule a traveling program, email culturalandheritage@co.middlesex.nj.us or call 732-745-4489.​

Program Description

Type of Program

Educational Guide

Borrow or Staff Presentation

Time of Turmoil

The African American Presence in the Revolutionary War

 

Trunk

 

Yes

 

Borrow

Time of Turmoil

Colonel John Neilson,

A Soldier’s Story of the Revolutionary War

 

trunk

 

Yes

 

Borrow

Time of Turmoil

New Jersey Women of the American Revolution, A Spy, A Poet, and an Aristocrat

 

Trunk

 

Yes

 

Borrow

Somebody To Cheer For

Negro Baseball Leagues in New Jersey and African American Communities

Trunk

 

Yes

Borrow

I Like Me

Workshops on cultural diversity for pre-school up to grade three

 

Workshop

 

No

 

Staff

Raritan Landing Archaeology

Interactive workshop, children are the archeologist and examine an excavated artifact

 

Workshop

 

No

 

Staff

Civil War Ironclads

Life of an African American sailor aboard the USS Weehawken 

 

Workshop

 

Yes

 

Staff

The Vietnam War

Artifacts from the family of a soldier who was killed in action and artifacts left at The Wall That Heals

 

Workshop

 

Yes

 

Staff or borrow

Lenape Culture and Indigenous Peoples of New Jersey

Museum quality reproductions of everyday objects used by the Lenape

 

Workshop

 

No

 

Staff


 





​Office of Cultural and Heritage
75 Bayard Street, 4th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 745-4489
Fax: (732) 745-4524




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