WE ARE STORYTELLERS

Our projects forge creative connections among people, ideas, and communities.

Hands-on Heritage with Robin Van Auken

We collaborate with designers to develop outstanding visitor experiences that conserve cultural and environmental legacies.

As professional researchers and writers, we develop exhibit content for speciality museums, as well as historic, cultural and sports-focused venues.

Our professional and educational background is in history, science, conservation, anthropology, archaeology military, sports, art, religion, politics, and technology.

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

ON-SITE RESEARCH

WRITING & EDITING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

HANDS-ON
HERITAGE

Our mission is to find and share stories that bind the past, present, and future, and use these stories to help create connected and resilient communities.

Hands-on Heritage with Robin Van Auken

WHAT WE DO

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.

Hands-on Heritage with Robin Van Auken

PARTNERS & PROJECTS

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 with Robin Van Auken

WHO WE ARE

Hands-on Heritage is the professional communications team of Robin Van Auken, a registered professional archaeologist, and Lance Van Auken, a museum specialist. The team is unique for embedding itself within communities, developing relationships with citizens, and finding the unheard voices, the unseen images.