The Crandall Historical Printing Museum’s Mobile Exhibit will be available in 2012 to public and charter schools throughout the state. It will be transported in an attractive, eye-catching trailer that promotes the image and mission of the Mobile Exhibit.
It is designed to be setup in classrooms, auditoriums or multipurpose areas. The exhibit will be presented to individual classes and/or school assemblies. Each fifty-minute experience will enhance learning by being engaging and fun. And at the same time it will promote a feeling of reverence for people and things historical. The mobile exhibit will include live demonstrations, games, hands on and interactive activities, and media presentations. Overhead and at the rear of the exhibit will be a thirty-six foot five thousand year timeline showing major developments and inventions.
The exhibit setting is divided into three historical periods: the Scriptorium, Ben Franklin Printing Shop and the Digitorium.
- Mobile Exhibit comes to the school! The first visit in 2012 to twelve different schools will be free.
- The exhibit supports the State of Utah core curriculum for social science grades 4 through 12.
- It generates excitement and stimulates interest in history with novel and unique displays, live and media presentations, and rare, original and copies of documents of historical interest; many of which are unique to the exhibit.
- A working 18th century English Common Press which students get to pull the “Devil’s Tail.”
- Engages students in interactive and hands on activities and games.
- Has pre-event and post-event activities for classroom and individual student preparation and follow through.
- A teaching aid kit is available for classroom purchase.
- Resource material available at the school and on the website.
- Presentation given in historical context, docents wear period clothing.
- Discount price of admission for a museum visit.