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I hope our Artifact Box family is doing well. 

We just sent out the partner information to our fall participants. Please read letter and let us know if you have any questions.

We intend to spend the 2022-23 school year rebuilding our network and rebuilding our support resources. We are also working on our new Facebook page to improve communication.

You can go to our Registration page and download our form or go to our temporary registration site

THANKS for your patience!


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