Operation Footlocker

Rent A Footlocker Today

"Thank you!!! What wonderful memories our students now have because of this footlocker."

- Autumn H., Colton, CA

Traveling Artifact Trunks

The National WWII Museum has launched Operation Footlocker, providing schools across the country with unique hands-on opportunities to explore the history and lessons of World War II by analyzing WWII artifacts. These traveling trunks are designed to supplement WWII education in the classroom.

Each footlocker comes loaded with about 15 actual artifacts from World War II (not reproductions!). Of course, no weapons or ammunition are included. But there are ration books, V-mail letters, dog tags, sand from the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, wartime magazines, a high school yearbook from the early 1940s, and many other artifacts, both commonplace and surprising. Footlockers come complete with white cotton gloves for handling the artifacts and a teacher’s manual that describes each object and contains directions for conducting artifact “reading” sessions.

Because of the fragile nature of some artifacts, we recommend the program for grades 5-12 and beyond. Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder the origins and uses of these real pieces of WWII history!

Cost: $75

If needed, have your finance officer assign a vendor number to the Museum before your request. We are happy to provide any required information.

Footlockers will be shipped via UPS and will include a prepaid return shipping label.

Footlockers can be kept at your school for one week.

Download the Operation Footlocker Teacher Manual in pdf format.

Questions? Email at walt.burgoyne@nationalww2museum.org 

(Please fill out ALL sections incl. multiple choices. Only official school personnel should complete form.)

Week of Use Dates (Mon-Fri):

2019-20 Program Fees and Payment:

OUT OF STATE Schools - 
LA Schools - $77.25 unless you select the tax-exempt checkbox below.

The fee is waived for on-site pick-up & drop -off. An invoice will be sent after the Footlocker ships to your school.  Please pre-arrange all school finance office requirements (vendor #, etc.) beforehand.

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Terms of Agreement: The National WWII Museum will ship a small locked footlocker with key, artifacts, and inventory sheet to the person named on this form via UPS ground.  No weapons, ammunition, or dangerous items are included.  That person is responsible for shipping the locked footlocker (with key in the lock), and contents in original condition, back to the Museum—using the enclosed UPS “RS” label—on or before the return date. Contact the Museum immediately if you cannot return the footlocker at that time!  Failure to do so, or unreported missing items, may impact your school’s future use of this program.

Please email the UPS tracking number to walt.burgoyne@nationalww2museum.org when you ship. 
Questions - please contact The National WWII Museum at 504-527-6012, x 333, or walt.burgoyne@nationalww2museum.org.

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