Our research goal is to locate and share stories that bind the past, present, and future.
We are storytellers and we collaborate with other creative people to develop outstanding visitor experiences. We specialize in researching, writing content for exhibits and books. Our projects connect communities and conserve cultural and environmental legacies with an emphasis on interpretation and education.
It’s our pleasure to work with distinguished partners, both locally and nationally, on legacy projects that honor the residents and communities in which they serve. The projects in our portfolio include researching and writing creative content for museum exhibits, to helping to develop heritage and nature parks.
Hands-on Heritage is the professional communications team of Robin Van Auken, a registered professional archaeologist, and Lance Van Auken, a museum director. The team is unique for embedding itself within communities, developing relationships with citizens, and finding the unheard voices, the unseen images.