If you haven’t had a chance, you need to check out PBS’ History Detectives.
History Detectives is devoted to exploring the complexities of historical mysteries, searching out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects.
Using traditional investigative techniques, modern technologies, and plenty of legwork, the History Detectives team of experts discovers that artifacts, buildings and stories can give us new (and sometimes shocking) insights into our national history.
More often than not, they feature mysteries surrounding family heirlooms. Great show, with plenty to make you think about what your family has in its attic.