WE ARE STORYTELLERS

Hands-on Heritage’s creative projects combine storytelling with history, science, technology and art to connect communities.

Hands-on Heritage with Robin Van Auken

We are writers and historians who love to research, interpret, and develop cultural content. We collaborate with architects and exhibit designers to create outstanding visitor experiences. Our projects connect communities and conserve cultural and environmental legacies.

The Hands-on Heritage team has a professional and educational background in history, military, sports, natural science, conservation, anthropology and archaeology, art, religion, politics, technology, and mass communications.

We provide management support and services to complete projects within budget and on time. Our abilities include researching, writing, interviewing, and digital storytelling. We are adept at planning and implementing projects, collaborating with team members, developing measurable goals, and monitoring progress.

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

ON-SITE RESEARCH

WRITING & EDITING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

HANDS-ON
HERITAGE

As professional writers, we conduct research to locate and share stories that bind the past, present, and future.

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 director. The team is unique for embedding itself within communities, developing relationships with citizens, and finding the unheard voices, the unseen images.