Mysteries at the Museum
Museums are the buildings in which America chooses to archive its storied past — one brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Each of these institutions harbors hundreds if not thousands of remarkable relics and amazing artifacts, the strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that shaped our history.
Though the ravages of time may have taken away their luster, these objects have lost none of their power — to shatter ruinous rumors, maintain monstrous myths, or whisper secret truths that became silent to history. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnants of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have rich stories to tell us about who we are and what we’ve become.
In Mysteries at the Museum, we unlock the archives of America’s greatest institutions and let their most precious possessions speak. Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America’s past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind.