History Detectives

History Detectives

Explore the stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales told in cities across the country, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.

Recent Episodes

History Detectives | Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 AM CT

History Detectives | Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 AM CT

History Detectives | Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 AM CT

The Spirit of St. Louis/Gary Powers' "Suicide Pin"/Image of Apache Warrior Geronimo | Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, June 20 at 1:00 AM CT

Show all past History Detectives episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Black Star Line Stock Certificates/Mickey Mouse's Origin/Pro-Nazi Newspaper in Texas

56:07 | #302 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, June 27 at 1:00 AM CT

Arthur Szyk's Earliest Cartoons/Professor Lowe's Hot Air Balloon/Chemical Warfare Map

56:15 | #303 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, July 2 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, July 4 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, July 4 at 1:00 AM CT

Cherokee Bible/Slave Banjo/United Empire Loyalists

56:15 | #304 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 AM CT

Portrait of George Washington/Revolutionary War Poem/Revolutionary War Cannon

56:15 | #305 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, July 18 at 1:00 AM CT

Secrets of the Tape/Mountain Mail Bag/Banned Birth Control Box

56:15 | #306 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, July 25 at 1:00 AM CT

Doc Holliday's Watch/Civil War Female Soldiers/Japanese Internment Camp Artwork

56:15 | #307 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 AM CT

Hermann Goering's Shotgun/Calf Creek Arrow/The Edison House

56:15 | #308 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 AM CT

Coney Island Lion/Legacy of a Doll/Ballet Shoes

56:15 | #309 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 15 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 15 at 1:00 AM CT

Leisureama Homes/Jim Thorpe Tickets/1667 Land Grant

56:15 | #310 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 AM CT

Home for Unwed Mothers/Long Expedition Encampment/Evelyn Nesbit Portrait

56:01 | #311 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, August 27 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 29 at 1:00 AM CT

WWII Land Craft/The Abolitionist Flag/Mail OrderBrides

56:46 | #203 | TV-G

  • KET2: Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 3 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 5 at 1:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 AM CT
  • KET2: Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM ET / Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, September 26 at 2:00 AM ET / Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 AM CT

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