Some of the contents of the Navajo traveling suitcase.

Heard Museum Comes to You

A variety of programs can be presented at your location, providing a richer understanding of American Indian arts and culture for all kinds of groups.

Who Are the Apache? Traveling Panel ExhibitFree Traveling Panel Exhibits

These three-panel freestanding exhibits are designed for use in libraries or schools and are rented at no cost. The exhibit stands at 8 feet tall and requires floor space of approximately 6 ft. X 4ft. Panels are easy to assemble, and easy to take down. Panels are available for one-month loan and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Exhibits include: Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories, and Who Are the Apache.

Suitcase Exhibits

Traveling SuitcaseTwo cases (one large and one small) are filled with artifacts, photographs and text that can be used to create a museum display in the classroom. Rental fee for the suitcases is $35 per kit for a two-week loan.

Suitcase fee is waived for Title 1 schools

Suitcase exhibit topics include: Navajo, Hopi, and Tohono O’odham.

Each suitcase exhibit set includes:

  • A teacher manual (includes other suggestions for hands-on activities)
  • Historic photographs and contemporary photographs by Jerry Jacka
  • Materials for one hands-on activity
  • Additional books and audiotapes of songs

Traveling Panels/ Suitcase Exhibits Request Form

Please fill out the form below to request a traveling panels or suitcase exhibit.

Education Panels & Suitcases Request Form
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Contact Information

Full Name*


Cell Phone Number*

Name of organization:*

Organization Phone Number:*

Organization Address:*

If you are a school, do you have Title I status?*

If you are a teacher, what is a preferred time for us to contact you?*

Traveling Panels

Please select which traveling panel you're interested in:
Boading SchoolThe Apache- History, Art, People

Date Preferences:
1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:


Please select which which suitcase you're interested in:
NavajoHopiTohono O'odham

Date Preferences:
1st Choice:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:

How many students do you project will interact with these materials while they are in your classroom/ organization?

How would you like to pay?

Panels are free but rental fee for the suitcases is $35 per kit for a two-week loan.
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Contact the Education Department for questions concerning booking the Traveling Panel Exhibits or the Suitcase Exhibits

Cassandra Lofgreen
Education and Scheduling Coordinator

Contact the Education Department

For more information, contact the Heard Museum’s Education Department by email at

School Tours

Does your school currently have Title I status?

If you answered “yes,” did you know that you can get your museum admission and transportation covered if you book your trip through Act One?
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