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History Mystery - Goldie's Kids Club

History Mystery: Live From the Museum Vault

Register for an Upcoming Program

You can read a book, but did you know you can also read an object or an image? Join museum education staff at the State Historical Museum of Iowa for an upcoming "History Mystery" program. This program allows young historians (recommended for ages 8-12) and their families to examine and investigate selected artifacts and historic images from the museum collection. During the program, participants become history detectives and help determine how the objects were used and who might have used them. Are you ready to become a history super sleuth?

Upcoming Programs

Friday, December 2910 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.In-Person, State Historical Museum

This History Mystery program is free to attend, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Registration closes at 4 p.m. on the day before the program. While attending this program, each child (recommended for ages 8-12) must be accompanied by an adult for its duration. Not a Goldie's Kids Club member? Join today

Investigate History Mystery Objects

Calling all history detectives! Discover unique objects from the State Historical Museum of Iowa's collection through these digital History Mystery activities. Goldie's Kids Club members will use their skills of deduction, critical thinking and visual literacy to identify the multiple artifacts (in videos and photos) and uncover their connections to Iowa history. 

Buxton: A Lost UtopiaHistory Mystery InstructionsObject Photos | Object Videos
Immigration to IowaHistory Mystery InstructionsObject Photos | Object Video
School DesegregationHistory Mystery InstructionsObject Photos