Concertinas and other types of accordions have been used in folk music since the early 19th century. They are especially popular in Central and Eastern Europe, where they often accompany polka dancing, but also have wide use in Italy, England, and even Argentina.
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.