Welcome to Hands on Heritage
Welcome to Hands on Heritage, a unique, woman-owned company that consults on projects that connect communities and conserve cultural legacies. We provide solutions with an emphasis on interpretation and education. Hands on Heritage is operated by the professional team of Robin Van Auken and Lance Van Auken. Combined, we have 60-plus years of experience as consultants, writers, historians, museum specialists, web and graphic designers, and public relations experts.
We work with a variety of client to complete unique projects within budget and on time. Clients include municipalities requiring research and project direction, museums and historical societies requesting exhibits, interpretive panels, and hands-on programming, CEOs developing corporate histories, and communities celebrating centennial milestones. We develop and promote public and private partnerships.
We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice as we shepherd your project to completion. No project is too small, nor too large, to discuss.
Case Studies: Hands on Heritage
Hands on Heritage accepts projects based upon merit and interest. We work with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, as well as communities and educational facilities. From developing museums and parks to editing pamphlets and memoirs, projects can be large or small. As professional writers, we produce commemorative books that not only celebrate an organization or event, but stay fresh on a bookshelf for decades.
Click on a project to read more.
Little League Baseball and Softball
Muncy Historical Society
Muncy School District
City of Williamsport
Williamsport Sun-Gazette Newspaper
Other History-Related Books and Projects
- Public Archaeology Digs
- North Central Chapter 8
- Registration of archaeological sites
- Fisher Site — 36LY0316
- Glunk Site — 36LY0345
- Allegheny Airlines Flight 371 — 36LY0351
- Books for Baghdad: Collecting and mailing overseas more than 8,000 books for U.S. soldiers.
- Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for PA Archaeology: Equipment and expertise.
- Promoting and disseminating My History Is America’s History for the NEH
- Lycoming County United Way: Financial giving.
- Paramedics for Children: Financial giving.