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.
- Investigations Home of Lincoln Assassination Plot Did the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln begin in this New York City building?
- Investigations Sideshow Babies Was the owner of this cup once a four-pound sideshow exhibit?
- Techniques Case File: My Indiana Home Finding out more about your home.
- Investigations George Washington Portrait Could this be an authentic portrait of the nation's first president?
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Techniques Paper Analysis Learn how to analyze paper to determine its age and origin.
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Investigations Lauste Film Clip How is this odd strip of film connected to the invention of talking movies?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Techniques Photographs - Checklist Printable checklist to use when analyzing photographs.
- Investigations Goering Gun Did this shotgun belong to Hitler's right hand man?
- Investigations Exercise Records What role did these records play in the sculpting of america's fixation with fitness?
- Investigations Mark Twain's Watch Was this watch a gift from noted author American author Mark Twain?
- Techniques Printed Items Learn how to analyze printed documents.
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- Techniques Case File: Rock n' Research How to identify rocks.
- Techniques Gun Timeline A timeline of firearm history.
- Investigations Slave Songbook Are these tattered pages the earliest record of music created by slaves?
- Techniques Military Research Using military records in your research.
- Techniques Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Techniques Document Examination How to determine authenticity and authorship of a document.
- Techniques Photographs Learn how to analyze your photographs.
- Techniques Tracking People Learn how to research a person using public records.
- Investigations Revolutionary War Poem How did this poem, written by an American prisoner in England in 1780 end up in Oregon 200 years later?
- Investigations Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
- Investigations Birthplace Of Hip Hop Did this Bronx apartment building give birth to a culture that now spans the globe?
- Investigations Vietnam War Diary Why did this story capture international interest?
- Investigations Motown Amp Did this amp boom the bass line of the Motown sound?
- Investigations Confederate Eyeglass Is this how southern sympathizers identified each other during the Civil War?
- Investigations Quaker Map Did this faded map once guide slaves to freedom on the underground railroad?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Investigations Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
- Investigations Cherokee Bible What can this bible written in Cherokee tell us about one of the darkest chapters in Indian history?
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Investigations Mouse Toy Could this tiny toy labeled 'Micky' be the original Mickey Mouse?