Start earning your Histories & Mysteries badges here! Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge.
Visit the website of the Census Bureau and learn about the history of the Census. Share one new fact you learned from the Census.
Investigate your favorite fictional detective, law enforcer, or spy, and share a paragraph or two about why you like them in a post.
Go visit a cemetery (during open hours) and share what you found most interesting in a post.
Visit the Notpr0n Online Puzzle. Solve the first five levels and share a few sentences about your experience. (Any further progress is on your own; its a big, tough puzzle, that one.)
What is steampunk? Research and post what you would use in a steampunk outfit or story.
Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Apprentice badge first to unlock this badge.
Research a spot in Washington that is supposed to be haunted. Use Haunted Washington as a starting point for your work. Write a paragraph or two about what you found.
Go visit a museum with historical artifacts. Describe at least one of them in a post. (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum)
Read a novel by a famous history or mystery writer and Post a Review.
Learn about ciphers and secret codes and leave us a post to puzzle over in your favorite method. (The key would help, too…)
Put together your own spycraft, detective, or forensics kit and post words, pictures, or videos describing it.
Complete 1 activity from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Journeyman badge first to unlock this badge.
Write an original short story mystery, history, or alternative history or create an original illustration for a scene you like and post your illustration or at least 5 paragraphs of your Thriller. (Updated 7/11)
Research your own history and construct a family/genealogical tree for as far back as you can go. Write a post about the process of tracking down your ancestors.
HOW TO EARN A BADGE:
First Do This
Complete activities listed under the badges above.
Then Do This
Update Your Activity, describing each activity that you complete. Include the full activity name anywhere in your update (#activityname).
Do This Last
Return here to claim a badge for the activities you completed. Include the activity name for each activity you completed (without the “#”), select the badge you are claiming, and hit submit!