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Using traditional investigative techniques and modern technologies, the History Detective’s team of specialists—whose expertise ranges from architecture, to popular culture and sociology, to archeology, collectibles, and genealogy—gives new and sometimes shocking insights into history. Each hour-long episode features three investigations that delve into family legends, local folklore, and stories behind potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes, cities, and small towns. Follow the twists and turns of each investigation and find out more about the historical events that shaped America. The experts are:

Wes Cowan, independent appraiser and auctioneer;

Elyse Luray, independent appraiser and expert in art history;

Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture, planning and preservation, and professor of history, Columbia University;

Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania;

Eduardo Pagan, Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History at Arizona State University