TRAVELING TRUNK FAQS
WHAT’S IN A TRAVELING TRUNK?
We have trunks representing the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Please review the BVMC Traveling Trunk Inventories for more information.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?
As borrower, you must agree to return the trunk by the due date. You are also responsible for its care and security while in your possession. You are not liable for wear and tear of trunk contents as a result of normal use, but you may be held accountable for any damage or loss that occurs due to abuse or neglect. Please read these BVMC Traveling Military History Trunks Procedures for more information.
HOW DO I RESERVE A TRAVELING TRUNK?
Download and fill out a BVMC Traveling Trunk Loan Agreement. Then mail it to the museum or scan it and send as a PDF attachment in an email. The agreement form must be received at least two weeks prior to the desired date of use. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
HOW LONG CAN I KEEP A TRUNK?
Trunks are loaned for three weeks. Upon request, they may be renewed for an additional two weeks if the renewal does not conflict with other scheduled requests.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Trunks are available free of charge.
HOW DO I PICK UP AND RETURN MY TRAVELING TRUNK?
Borrowers may come in person to the museum to pick up and return a trunk during regular museum visiting hours. When returning the trunk, please bring a completed BVMC Traveling Trunk Post-Use Survey too.