Amplify: Nancy Drew-Inspired Detective Day, Jan 8,

Whether you read Nancy Drew years ago, or are a new fan—there is much to learn about the history and pop culture influence of this teenage sleuth who was introduced to America in 1930. Over the decades, Nancy Drew has been modernized, but her adventurous spirit remains the same!

The Edmond Historical Society & Museum celebrates the mystery and intrigue of Nancy Drew with a new exhibit and event: 

Exhibit: The Clue in the Museum-A Nancy Drew-Inspired Detective Adventure

There’s mysterious treasure in the museum—can you follow the clues to find it? This self-guided, Nancy Drew-inspired adventure is free to museum guests during January.  Solve puzzles, decode messages, and uncover the secrets of artifacts. Appropriate for readers of all ages and anyone who loves a good mystery!    

This come-and-go detective adventure is inspired by a Nancy Drew book, The Broken Anchor, on display as part of the I Remember That 1980s exhibit. This book is part of the Nancy Drew Digest series, which published titles #57-78 in the 1980s. Also featured in the exhibit is the Hardy Boys book, The Apeman’s Secret, of the same design.

Detective Day, Sat, Jan 8, 10:00-Noon

Want to do some further snooping into the history of Nancy Drew? This special event includes a virtual overview of Nancy Drew from Jennifer Fisher, America’s foremost Nancy Drew Historian. Fisher is the author of 100+ articles about Nancy Drew history and the book, Clues for Real Life: The Classic Wit and Wisdom of Nancy Drew. Detective Day will also include an overview of the museum’s “The Clue in the Museum” exhibit and end with a live reading of an original radio script by Scott Paulson, called Nancy Drew Mystery: Tiki Terror. Attendees are invited to voluntarily read a role or help with sound effects during the show.

Detective Day is $10 per attendee in advance, children under 5 are free. ZOOM option available. RSVP at by January 7; the enrollment fee increases to $15 for walk-ups. The Children’s Learning Center is available and staffed for children age 2 & up during the event.   

Museum Information:

Edmond Historical Society & Museum hours are 10:00-5:00 Tuesday – Friday and 1:00-4:00. Admission is free. More information can be found on the museum website at or by calling 405-340-0078. Museum located at 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK 73034.


Amy Stephens
Executive Director
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S. Boulevard St., Edmond, OK  73034
405-340-0078 Ext 103

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