Students become museum curators with artifacts from over 70 years ago.
Our founder, Benjamin Mack-Jackson, created The Traveling Museum of WWII when people starting donating memorabilia to him. He was given a few medals and ribbons by veterans that he interviewed and that started off as a few small display cases that he brought to events and schools. He still brings the full Traveling Museum of WWII with him when he speaks, and if you’d like Ben to visit with a presentation and the full museum, contact us and we’d be honored to add you to our schedule.
Ben wanted to reach more of his generation, and in 2017 he came up with the idea of the Museum in a Box. He received the Disney Be Inspired Grant in partnership with Youth Services America! This generous grant allowed him to create the first Museum in a Box. A few months later he received the Walmart Community Service Grant that allowed him to create a second Museum in a Box. There is one box dedicated to a hero from the European theater and one to a hero from the Pacific. Ben could now reach more kids in schools and youth groups to spread his mission not just about WWII, but the importance of history, veterans, and giving back to your community.
The Museum in a Box arrives as just that… a footlocker box full of REAL artifacts from WWII. They actual pieces of history from over 70 years ago. They are museum pieces so they need to be handled with the upmost care so gloves are included so the kids can actually pick up the items while learning about handling museum artifacts with care. Each item has an identification card to teach them about the item and cool facts about how and why it was used during WWII.