While the museum remains mobile until March of 2020, one thing that sets our museum apart is the ability to book the exhibits whole, in parts, with or without presentations and programs. Programs can be scheduled at your venue and will include a small amount of artifacts along with a 90 to 120 minute presentation. Most presentations can be adjusted to fit all ages.
Take a look at some of our current available programs...
Rescue On The High Seas
The story of the RMS Carpathia’s response to the sinking of the Titanic
Carpathia made her maiden voyage in 1903 from Liverpool to Boston (Massachusetts), and continued on this route before being transferred to Mediterranean service in 1904. In April 1912, she became famous for rescuing the survivors of rival White Star Line's RMS Titanic after the latter struck an iceberg and sank with a loss of 1,517 lives in the North Atlantic Ocean. Carpathia braved dangerous ice fields and diverted all steam power to her engines in her rescue mission. She arrived only two hours after Titanic had sunk and rescued 705 survivors from the ship's lifeboats.
The Ultimate Charlatan
Dr. J.R. Brinkley: The story you never wanted to hear
John Romulus Brinkley (later John Richard Brinkley; July 8, 1885 – May 26, 1942) was an American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor who became known as the "goat-gland doctor" after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. This program for Junior High students and up.
The story of the Orphan Trains
From 1854 to 1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement.
When the orphan train movement began, it was estimated that 30,000 abandoned children were living on the streets of New York City. Charles Loring Brace founded the Children’s Aid Society in order to help these children. The aid institutions developed a program that placed homeless children into homes throughout the country. The children were transported to their new homes on trains which were eventually labeled “orphan trains.” This period of mass relocation of children in the United States is widely recognized as the beginning of documented foster care in America.
A spoonful of sugar
America’s dangerous love affair with medicine through the decades
We all know about America’s opiate problem, but how many Americans know that this problem dates back to the pilgrims in the 1600’s? America’s love affair with drugs was fueled for decades by quack doctors and fake doctors that created some of the strangest medicines and, supplements and cure-alls such as asthma cigarettes and cocaine for toothaches!
It’s only the flu
The 1918 Pandemic
The 1918 influenza pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people around the world, including people on remote Pacific islands and in the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.
Just in case
The history of America’s cold war preparation and planning
Civil Defense Emergency Hospitals, later renamed Civil Defense Packaged Disaster Hospitals, were 200 bed mobile hospitals based on the military mobile hospitals. The CD hospitals were equipped with supplies for 30 days of operations.
Are Vampires Real?
A look at how diseases can shape literature and history
This program takes a dark look at a time when the "undead" really walked the earth and how the legend of the vampires began all because of a disease. This program is for ages 10 and up.
The Great Storm
The story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane and the response that followed
The Great Galveston hurricane, known regionally as the Great Storm of 1900, was the deadliest natural disaster in United States history, one of the deadliest hurricanes to affect Canada, and the fourth-deadliest Atlantic hurricane overall.
For more information about these programs or a complete list of available programs, please contact us today!