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Trunk Treasures:

Teaching Local History in Nearby Schools

Trunk Treasures is part of an MHS effort to help educators teach about local history. A number of household objects from our early days in the area have been donated for hands on exploration of life before electricity, television, computers, and so many other things now taken for granted. Also included in the trunk will be a notebook with reproducible maps, stories, and photographs for teachers to use. Teachers can check out the trunk for classroom use by calling and leaving a message at (425) 513-9602 or e-mail

In addition, MHS continues to seek input from teachers about other useful ways to be of assistance in the study of local history. If you have suggestions for MHS, please contact Ann Collier.

Mukilteo Historical Society Offers Help in Teaching Local History

We can offer

In your classroom:

A presentation on Mukilteo history by Christopher Summitt dressed as Jacob Fowler, one of Mukilteo’s founders, with a power point show of historical photos.

Trunk Treasures, a collection of hands-on artifacts and suggested activities to use in your classroom for up to two weeks.

Biographies of Mukilteo’s historical figures.

Long-time Mukilteo residents for students to interview.

A copy of Opal McConnell’s Mukilteo Pictures and Memories.

Maps of Mukilteo.

Exhibit/Information about the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty.

Exhibit/Information about Mukilteo’s Role in WWII.

Exhibit/Information about Mukilteo’s Japanese Community 1903-1930.

As a field trip:

A tour of the Mukilteo Lighthouse and exhibits on the history of the lighthouse and the history of Mukilteo.

We also can make available an activity kit dealing with lighthouses and a DVD about the history of the Mukilteo lighthouse.

We are interested in providing materials that would be truly useful in the teaching of local history, and look forward to your input and suggestions.