The History in Your Hands Foundation (HIYHF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides educators with historical objects to support and enhance the study of U.S. and World History. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity for hands-on interaction with historical objects thereby promoting interest and enjoyment in history via an enriched learning experience. HIYHF will work in cooperation with educational institutions to provide programs that bring history into student's hands to help promote a deeper understanding of the world.
We believe teachers have one of the hardest jobs anyone can do and each teacher knows their students best. Therefore HIYHF is here to help add to the learning experience and will not take over the classroom but will merely work with each teacher to bring exciting activitities using historical objects into their classrooms. Bring Egypt, Rome or Greece to life or study coins from 7th century B.C. to modern age as well as historical maps from centuries past. Every one of the pieces we can bring have a story to tell. Contact us today to find out how we can bring history to your classroom.
The advisory board of The History in Your Hands Foundation is made up of educators; art and museum curators; librarians, and trade professionals with experience in various aspects of history. The board will be instrumental in creating conceptual ideas and bringing them to fruition. Additionally the board will determine the proper allocation of funds that are collected through events and donations. All suggested programs will be initiated after a majority vote is taken by all board members that attend the advisory board meetings. Board members that do not attend meetings will not be able to vote on those programs.