The History Detectives have traveled the length and breadth of the country, delving into family legends, local folklore and stories behind potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes, cities and small towns.
Browse the investigations on the map and see what we've revealed in your area.
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Investigations Andrew Jackson's Mouth How was this wood fragment connected to one of the most celebrated political protests of the 19th century?
- Investigations U.S.S Olympia Glass Could this farmhouse door have sailed into battle in one of the country's greatest naval victories?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations Marshall House Flag Did this piece of fabric come from a flag that cost a Union colonel his life?
- Investigations Body In The Basement Are these the remains of an executed prisoner of war from an English Civil War battle?
- Investigations Chisholm Trail Did the Chisholm Trail really run through this small town in Texas?
- Investigations Bill Of Sale Who was this girl sold into slavery?
- Investigations Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Techniques Case File: Hidden Meanings Finding out more about the author of a diary.
- Investigations Bob Dylan Guitar Is this the guitar Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965?
- Investigations Silent Film Reel Could this film reel could be a silent movie once lost forever to history?
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Home of Lincoln Assassination Plot Did the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln begin in this New York City building?
- Investigations Lucy Parson's Book Was the legendary anarchist the owner of this manifesto found in a library?
- Investigations Modoc Basket What tales does this basket weave of the heroism of an American-Indian woman?
- Techniques Case File: 20 Questions Read this case file to help get your investigation started.
- Investigations Lauste Film Clip How is this odd strip of film connected to the invention of talking movies?
- Investigations Spanish Civil War Eulogy What can this faded document tell about a US volunteer fighting in another country’s civil war?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Techniques Very Old Objects How to discover fascinating history, from very old objects.
- Investigations Red Hand Flag Is this peculiar flag one that African-American soldiers marched under in the war to end all wars?
- Investigations Pancho Villa Watch Fob Did the owner of this watch fob witness the horrifying raid on Pancho Villa?
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Investigations Chinese Opium Scale Could this really be an opium scale from the Chinese community of Montana?
- Techniques Oral History Learn how to record oral or spoken history.
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Techniques Geological Analysis Learn how to identify probable age and origin of ceramic, stone and tile objects
- Techniques Archives Learn how to successfully use archives for your research.
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Techniques Historical Research It's your turn to be a History Detective.
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- Investigations Civil War Sabotage? The steamship Sultana exploded one night in 1865, killing more than 1,800 people. Was the disaster a result of Civil War sabotage?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.