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The deadline for the spring exchange was January 31, 2024. We have sent out the reminder to submit your contract to participate. If you received an email by now, you must complete the contract and return by February 22.

If you have not received an email and think you should be registered, please lsend me an email immediately.



The Artifact Box Exchange is a project to help students learn more about their city, state, and region in the context of a simulation that focuses on developing creativity and research skills.

Each participating classroom spends several weeks in the fall or spring working with all available references to create a mystery box of artifacts representative of their city, state, and region based on 25 suggestions from the Artifact Box Teacher's Guide. Each class becomes expert on the history and nature of their towns and regions. They must also engage their creativity to display the clues to their area. The receiving classroom must solve the mystery box and identify the location of the sending classroom using research and reference skills.


Identify the location of this photo....


The prior locations have been identified (see below), so we are searching for a new photo

If you have a picture of some outstanding statue, historical marker, manmade attraction, natural structure, or another recognizable landmark that identifies a city or town, send it to me. If we use it, you will get a free registration.




OLD Photos

Wind Chimes

Kim Ayres from Rio Rancho, NM identified this as the World Largest Wind Chimes in Casey, IL.


Jana Shay of Grand Forks, ND identified this photo as Man O' War in Lexington KY.


Jennifer Bailiff correctly placed this statue in Great Barrington MA


Carol Micke (Webb City, MO) correctly placed this statue in Ashmore, IL

Karen Grantham (Keller, TX) correctly placed this statue of Vulcan in Birmingham, AL

Leigh Stovall (Birmingham, AL) correctly placed these statues in Indianapolis






last revised 3/12/11