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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 on Zoom for an upcoming "History Mystery" program. The digital format allows young historians 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?

The History Mystery program will return this fall. Please continue to check back in the upcoming months for updates regarding this program.

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 Friday before the program. While attending this virtual 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 Utopia History Mystery Instructions Object Photos | Object Videos
Immigration to Iowa History Mystery Instructions Object Photos | Object Video
School Desegregation History Mystery Instructions Object Photos