The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, will host a free Smithsonian Traveling Trunk family activity on Wednesday, December 27 at 11 am.
This activity will be led by museum educators who will engage participants in an activity called Flights of Friction: Fact or Fiction? This multimedia activity digitally introduces a passionate and curious librarian as she unravels mysteries of truth and fiction from the past. Participants will use information literacy skills to look into the legitimacy of authors, sources, newspapers, and their stories. Using hands-on recreated archival material, primary and secondary source research, and imagery from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, this trunk aims to supply learners with the tools to sift through information from the past and present and find the truth for themselves.
Traveling Trunks is a new middle-school-level resource-lending program from the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. These multimedia library kits are packed with resources from across the Smithsonian Institution that deliver immersive experiences. This program is designed for students grades 8-12 or older elementary students with parental assistance.
Space is limited to 15 participants and early registration is strongly encouraged. Please register here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/smithsonian-traveling-trunks-flights-of-fr-tickets-153969