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 Our Colored Heroes Is this a WWI recruitment poster... or something else?
- Investigations Great Mexican War Posters Is this an advertisement for a film made by an eyewitness to the Mexican Revolution?
- Techniques Military History - WWII Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s military record.
- Investigations Civil War Balloon Could this piece of frayed material be from the country's first military airship?
- Investigations Thomas Edison's House Was this New Jersey home built by inventor Thomas Edison?
- Techniques Military Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing military research.
- Techniques Do's And Don'ts Your definitive list of do's and don'ts when carrying out historical research.
- Techniques Case File: Quirky Quilts How to look after a very old quilt.
- Techniques Case File: Marriage Of Convenience How to discover things you didn't know about people.
- Investigations Booth Letter Did the father of John Wilkes Booth threaten to assassinate the President?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Investigations Witch's House Could this house have once belonged to a woman executed during the Salem Witch trials?
- Techniques Case File: WWII Find out how this historian researched a relative.
- Techniques Very Old Objects How to discover fascinating history, from very old objects.
- Investigations Hot Town Poster What role did this striking poster play in the explosive events of 1960s America?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Techniques Learning From Skeletons What we can find out from a skeleton.
- Investigations Leisurama Homes What happened to the Leisurama homes apparently widely sold in Florida?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Techniques Preservation - Checklist Printable checklist to use when preserving an item.
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Moon Museum Was work by major artists, including Andy Warhol, smuggled to the moon?
- Investigations Texas Servant Girl Murders Years before Jack the Ripper, did a serial killer walk the streets of Austin, TX?
- Techniques Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Investigations Survivor Camera Did this antique camera save a Polish Jew during the Holocaust?
- Investigations N.E.A.R Device Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a Soviet nuclear attack?
- Techniques Genealogy - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using genealogy.
- Techniques Appraising Getting a valuation using an independent source or expert opinion.
- 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 John Adams Book Was this book a gift from John Adams to his son?
- Investigations Mexican Currency What role did this money play in the Mexican Revolution?
- Techniques Preservation Learn how to preserve papers, books, photographs and textiles.
- Investigations Ernie Pyle's Typewriter Did America’s most beloved battlefront correspondent bang out his dispatches on this Corona 3?
- Investigations Lincoln Forgery Could this piece of sheet music have come from Abraham Lincoln's private collection?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Investigations Mark Twain's Watch Was this watch a gift from noted author American author Mark Twain?