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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

The lives and stories of a unique community

History Detectives

Native American artifact presentation
Native American artifact presentationSpecial guest Barbara Francis teaches the History Detectives club about uses of Native American artifacts in the fall of 2011.

The History Detectives club was started in the fall of 2012 by Island Institute Fellow Kate Webber, with the goal of involving kids in Swan's Island history and the Maine Community Heritage Project. The club met after school to solve 'mysteries' with island artifacts, play games, work on exhibits, act out historical scenes, and learn from local historians.

Check out the exhibits below to see ways the students got involved: