History Detectives: A Long Expedition and the Girl in a Swing

History Detectives: A Long Expedition and the Girl in a Swing

Saturday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m.

An Omaha, Nebraska, resident holds land along the Missouri River, where archaeologists are currently digging an encampment from the "Long Expedition," which took place in 1819, just 16 years after Lewis and Clark.

Some historians consider Long, the first to be accompanied by scientists, the more significant voyage of the two.

And, a woman in New Jersey owns a portrait she believes is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy. The painting's subject is purportedly Evelyn Nesbit, the actress and model who came to fame in 1906 when her husband killed a famous architect accused of "taking advantage" of her.

The sleuths also investigate the emotional tale surrounding a Kansas City, Missouri Home for Unwed Mothers.

Pictured, left to right: Gwen Wright, Eduardo Pagan, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray, Wes Cowan.