Free with Museum Admission
Go undercover for an afternoon at the Museum! In conjunction with our History Detective Briefcase for Families, meet an investigator from the Pinkerton National Detective Agency portrayed by one of our trained Living Historians. Examine how a 19th-century gumshoe used disguises to spy on troublemakers, learn the Pinkerton Code and Agency methods for protecting people and uncovering crime, and listen to suspenseful stories about detectives—like America’s first female private eye, Kate Warne, who halted an attempt to hurt Abraham Lincoln in 1861!
Image: Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency letterhead, from The Spy of the Rebellion, The New-York Historical Society.