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

Japanese Balloon Bomb/Society Circus Program/Camp David Letter | Thursday, June 28 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 AM CT

China Marine Jacket/Airstream Caravan/Lincoln Forgery | Thursday, July 5 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, July 5 at 11:00 AM CT

Hindenburg Artifact/Bonus Army Stamp/Dempsey Fight Bell | Thursday, July 12 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 AM CT

GAR Photograph/Bill Pickett Saddle/Hitler Films | Thursday, July 19 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 AM CT

Show all past History Detectives episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Black Tom Shell/USS Olympia Glass/Front Street Blockhouse

56:46 | #607 | TV-G

  • KET2: Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, July 25 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, July 26 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, July 26 at 11:00 AM CT

John Adams Book/Mankato Spoon/NC-4: First Across the Atlantic

56:15 | #608 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, August 2 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, August 2 at 11:00 AM CT

Shipwreck Cannons/Connecticut Farmhouse/Kahill Gibran Painting

56:46 | #609 | TV-G

  • KET2: Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, August 9 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, August 9 at 11:00 AM CT

Blueprint Special/Monroe Letter/Atocha Spanish Silver

56:46 | #610 | TV-G

  • KET2: Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, August 16 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, August 16 at 11:00 AM CT

PsychoPhone/War Dog Letter/Pancho Villa Watch Fob

56:15 | #701 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, August 23 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, August 23 at 11:00 AM CT

Calf Creek Arrow/Doc Holliday Watch/Black Star Line Certificates

56:46 | #408 | TV-G

  • KET: Sunday, August 26 at 12:30 AM ET / Saturday, August 25 at 11:30 PM CT
  • KET: Thursday, August 30 at 4:00 AM ET / Thursday, August 30 at 3:00 AM CT

Manhattan Project/Galleon Shipwreck/Creole Poems

56:46 | #702 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Wednesday, August 29 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, August 30 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, August 30 at 11:00 AM CT

St. Valentine's Day Massacre/Booth Letter/Cemetery Alarm

57:46 | #703 | TV-PG

  • KET2: Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 PM CT
  • KET2: Thursday, September 6 at 12:00 PM ET / Thursday, September 6 at 11:00 AM CT

Sideshow Babies/Lubin Photos/Navajo Rug

56:46 | #704 | TV-G

  • KET2: Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 PM CT

Tokyo Rose Recording/Crazy Horse Photo/WWII Diary

56:15 | #705 | TV-G

  • KET2: Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 PM CT

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