Welcome to Hands on Heritage

Hands on Heritage consults on storytelling projects that connect communities and conserve cultural and environmental legacies. We collaborate with museums and exhibit designers to develop outstanding visitor experiences.

As professional writers, we research, interpret, and develop creative content from captions and artifact identifications, to summaries, to narratives for script or display. 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.

Hands on Heritage - with Lance and Robin Van Auken

What They Say …

Hands on Heritage has been a wonderful asset for the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership’s ‘Heart of Williamsport’ project. Robin’ brings experience and professionalism to her services, which are further enhanced by her dynamic enthusiasm and passion for her work. A true pleasure to work with!

Alice Trowbridge, Susquehanna Greenway

I have worked with Robin Van Auken for 10 years on community events designed for our Law Enforcement, Veterans, and Military Personnel while Chief of Staff for a former State Representative, and now with Lycoming County government. She has generously shared her expertise in research, communications and project management.

The Muncy Historical Society has worked with Robin Van Auken on a number of significant, and diverse, projects to benefit the Greater Muncy Area. We have always found her to be diligent, creative, and passionate in her efforts. Robin is easy to work with and has always been very responsive.