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 Marion Carpenter Camera What might this battered camera reveal about a photographer who changed the image of a U.S president?
- Techniques Historical Research - Checklist Printable checklist to use when doing historical research.
- Investigations Red Cloud's Peace Pipe Was this pipe given to an Indian agent by the famous Lakota warrior Chief Red Cloud?
- Investigations U.S.S Indianapolis Are these WWII souvenirs remnants from one of Japan’s famous kamikaze attacks?
- Techniques Genealogy Learn how to successfully investigate your family history.
- Investigations Boarding House Flag Did this flag once save a boarding house from being burned down at the height of the Civil War?
- Investigations Chinese Opium Scale Could this really be an opium scale from the Chinese community of Montana?
- Investigations Valley Forge Map Did George Washington use this map during the American Revolution?
- Investigations Dempsey Fight Bell Is this the bell that sat ringside at the world's first boxing superstar's legendary match?
- Techniques Very Old Objects - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining very old objects.
- Investigations Sideshow Babies Was the owner of this cup once a four-pound sideshow exhibit?
- Techniques Case File: Detecting Daguerreotypes Learn more about daguerreotypes.
- Techniques Written Items - Checklist Printable checklist to use when examining written items.
- Investigations Josh White Guitar What role did this guitar play in the transformation of the music industry in the 1960's?
- Techniques Case File: Mystery Moran How to know if unwanted 'junk' is a hidden treasure.
- Investigations Isleton Tong Was this building a safe haven for persecuted immigrants, or a hub for organized crime?
- Investigations Shipwreck Cannons Are these the last remains of a navy schooner that fought in a border dispute with the mighty British Empire?
- Techniques Archives - Checklist A printable 'To Do' list to use when using archives.
- Techniques Glossary A list of useful words and phrase for carrying out historical research.
- Techniques Tracking People - Checklist Printable checklist to use when tracking people.
- Investigations Woolworth Sign Were these signs part of the scene in an early victory for Civil Rights?
- Investigations Civil War Balloon Could this piece of frayed material be from the country's first military airship?
- Techniques Analyzing Art Taking a closer look at works of art.
- Investigations Lost Musical Treasure Are these fragments of a lost moment in American musical history?
- Investigations Leopold Medal What does this medal reveal about a top-secret American Military project during WWII?
- Techniques Textile Analysis How to find out more about a textile's origins.
- Investigations Frank Zappa Collage Is the artist who created this piece Frank Zappa?
- Techniques Timber Dating Using ring sequences or radiocarbon dating.
- Techniques Forensic Anthropology How to use a multi-disciplinary approach to uncover the secrets hidden in bones.
- Techniques African-American Genealogy
- Techniques Stones And Minerals How to study stones and minerals.
- Techniques Ballistics Collecting clues and evidence from bullets and firearms.
- Investigations Transatlantic Cable How did this twisted fragment of metal spark a communications revolution?
- Techniques Case File: A Soldier's Fortune Find out how this historian used archives when investigating his family's history.
- Techniques Patent Analysis Find out the origin and detail surrounding an invention or innovation.
- Investigations Lubin Photos What do these photo albums reveal about the birth of the silver screen?