Museum in a Box

Living History Program

The Museum in a Box program features a convenient traveling box on wheels that may be borrowed by local law enforcement, schools, libraries, and community groups. Each box features unique artifacts, documents, and photographs from their subject time period and a handbook that includes background information on the period. Methods of using the boxes include self-presentation, using the packaged show and tell program in each box or when available, arrangements may be made to have a volunteer accompany the box. The Museum in a Box collection includes:

Policing Cleveland One Hundred Years Ago:
The Progressive Era 1890-1914

Bootlegging, Detectives, and Mobs:
The Cleveland Police Department During Prohibition 1920-1933

Depression, the Torso Killer, and Eliot Ness:
The Cleveland Police Department in the 1930s