Welcome to Hands on Heritage
Hands on Heritage is 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 writers, researchers, and historians.
Our clients often reach out when they require expert research, interviewing, and writing. Add oral history interviews, photos, and other ephemera to your story bank, with stories and images arranged around important themes. Have ready, digital access to this curated information and use it when designing products, creating brochures or exhibits, and promoting the heritage of your brand.
We work with municipalities and museums, corporations and communities. We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice as we shepherd your storytelling project to completion. No project is too small, nor too large, to discuss.
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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. Projects can be large or small.
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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.