Traveling Museum Program
The mission of
Denton County Traveling Museum Program is to serve Denton
County schools as
a supplemental educational resource and as an outreach program to promote Denton
County’s rich history. The program provides local, historical and
cultural perspectives to strengthen classroom lessons and units.
visit schools bringing to life a specific topic with photos and artifacts while
sparking curiosity and encouraging historical thinking skills. Presentations
promote object-based learning emphasizing the Texas Essential Knowledge and
Skills (TEKS) requirements.
Our free Traveling Museum and
Speakers' Bureau presentations can give your students or organization an
opportunity to engage with local history. We can kick-off or culminate a unit
of study by bringing history right to you. Our volunteers travel to schools and
places throughout Denton County to bring you lively and informative
The Traveling Museums with
artifacts can be modified for any grade level. The Speaker's Bureau, with a
speaker and PowerPoint presentation, offers an in-depth look at more advanced
topics. Grade levels for curriculum studies are listed to go with the TEKS, but
many of the Traveling Museums are great for adult learning as well. Call our
Education/Tourism Coordinator to schedule a Traveling Museum or Speakers'
Bureau for your students or organization at 940.349.2854. Or fill out the
Reservation Request Form which will automatically be forwarded to Office of
History and Culture staff.
The presentations listed
below are approximately 45 minutes in length.
TRAVELING MUSEUMS (Speaker + Power Point + Artifacts)
African American Heritage: The Quakertown Story in Denton
Texas (Grades 3-8)
Cattle Drive in Texas’ History (Grades 4-5, 7-8)
Civil War & Reconstruction in Denton County (Grades 4-5,
Commerce & Industry: The Development of Business in
Denton County (grades 4-7)
Native American Texans (Grades 4-5, 7-8) NEW!!
Hispanic Heritage in Denton County (Grades 3-7)
Then & Now: Past to Present – Change, Change,
Change! (Grade 1)
Then & Now: Life in Denton County from Past to Present
The Texas Revolution (Grade 7) (Speaker + Power Point)
Traveling Museum (Then & Now) was fabulous! Thank you! It was our entry
event for a big project we are starting, so it was perfect. We will definitely
ask you back each year. Thanks again!"
2nd grade teacher at McAuliffe Elementary in Lewisville, TX
programs offered have become better and better every year! Our focus has been
on connecting our state standards to the programs offered."
Elementary Social Studies Coordinator for Denton ISD
8th grade teacher at Sanger Middle School in Sanger, TX
Tea & History
History is held the 2nd Monday of every month from 10:30 to noon at the
Historical Park (317 W. Mulberry). Sitting around the dining room table at the
Bayless-Selby House, you will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss
all kinds of topics related to Denton County history. No reservation is
required. Come enjoy the informal atmosphere and share your ideas and knowledge