History Detective

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Your child can be a History Detective at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum!

This program is a great way for families to make a wonderful memory and engage with each other during a visit to the ALPLM.

During the winter, ask our team member at the ticket counter for a History Detective Kit. At the end of your visit, return the supplies to the ticket counter and receive a prize!

During the summer, you'll find a designated History Detective Station at the museum that hands out kits and prizes.

Beginning Your Search During Your Visit? 

See our staff members or designated Detective Stations to gather your investigation materials!

Prefer Digital? Have the same great search as with our physical worksheets, but collect all of the answers on your smartphone!  

Open Digital History Detective Form

Planning Ahead for Your Visit?

View our worksheet ahead of time to give your Jr. Historian a head start on their investigation!

Download the History Detective Worksheet.

After the Investigation

Don't forget to check your answers and download your official certification as a History Detective!

Case Question Answers 

History Detective Certificate

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