The Time Machine

Our new program, the Time Machine: Mobile Museum Experience brings the learning experiences of the museum to your classroom! It is geared for students in second through fourth grades. This classroom experience offers students an interactive perspective on history in the Saginaw County area. All Saginaw County public, charter and private schools are eligible to host the Time Machine free of charge. 


Now on display


Lumbering in the Saginaw Valley

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To schedule the Time Machine for your school or event, contact Kristi Furtaw at 989-752-2861 ext. 311 or

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Time Machine: Mobile Museum Experience?

The Time Machine offers interactive explorations of Saginaw County history through a classroom experience. Our Education Coordinator stimulates the learning environment by examining Saginaw County's history through showcasing artifacts, and providing engaging hands-on activities. Now on display, Lumbering in the Saginaw Valley.

What is the cost?

History on the Move is a free program offered to schools within Saginaw County. School districts outside of Saginaw County are welcome to host the program for $50 per classroom and round trip mileage of $1 per mile.

What grades is the Time Machine intended for?

History on the Move is intended for grades 2-4, and covers many Michigan Benchmarks and Standards in English (ELA), math, science and social studies. If interested in scheduling for other grades contact Kristi Furtaw at 989-752-2861, ext. 311.

Why should I schedule the Time Machine to come to my school?

Research has shown that students have different learning styles, hands-on learning being one of them. Also, hands-on experiences enhance a student’s ability to comprehended and retain information, therefore helping a student to succeed in school and with state assessments.

Click here for the Standards and Benchmarks that the Time Machine meets.


Volunteer with the Time Machine!

Keep History Alive! Contact Education Coordinator Kristi Furtaw at or 989-752-2861 ext. 311 to get involved. As a volunteer, you can attend fun events and festivals in the Saginaw area, promote the Castle Museum and engage the public.