Welcome to Hands on Heritage

At Hands on Heritage, we create storytelling projects that connect communities. We do this by collaborating with museums and exhibit designers to develop outstanding visitor experiences, and with private and governmental entities to organize public archaeology projects.

As professional writers, historians, and public archaeologists, we research, interpret, and develop creative and cultural content. We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice as we shepherd your project to completion.

Interested in learning more about Hands on Heritage storytelling and archaeology projects?  Want to know more about how the creative ways we help to conserve cultural and environmental legacies? Contact us – no project is too small, nor too large, to discuss.

Hands on Heritage - with Lance and Robin Van Auken

SERVICES

What We Do

What We Do

We are storytellers and archaeologists, collaborating with others to develop outstanding visitor experiences. We specialize in researching, interpreting, and developing creative, relevant content. Our projects connect communities, and conserve cultural and environmental legacies, with an emphasis on interpretation and education.

PROJECTS

Our Partners & Portfolio

Our Partners & Portfolio

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.

PEOPLE

Who We Are

Who We Are

Hands on Heritage is a professional communications team headed by Robin Van Auken. Robin is an author, an educator, and a registered professional archaeologist, a skillset she uses every day as a heritage specialist. The Hands on Heritage team is unique for embedding itself within communities, developing relationships with citizens, and finding the unheard voices, the unseen images.