HRA archaeologists conducting a survey of a pipeline route. Replica emigrant wagons at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. HRA crew taking a short break from a pipeline route survey. Our cultural resource management surveys document historic and prehistoric features, both above ground and below ground. West entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska. Our work for the National Park Service includes archaeological investigations, administrative histories, National Register nominations, and a variety of other studies.

Celebrating 40!

In April 1974, two historians launched a consulting business in Missoula, Montana. Since then, HRA has expanded its services, established offices across the country, and built a reputation for excellence in historical research, cultural resource management, and litigation support. In 2014, we celebrate 40 years of helping clients use the past to solve present-day problems.

  • HRA provides a full range of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Historic Preservation services to assist agencies and private companies in navigating cultural resource…

  • HRA conducts in-depth historical research in archives and repositories across the country and prepares reports, books, brochures, and interpretive content that bring this…

  • HRA helps attorneys understand and use historical evidence in briefs, motions, trial presentations, and settlement discussions.

Recent News

1.26.15 | HRA launches Pend Oreille Basin Heritage site

Last week, in collaboration with the Pend Oreille Public Utility District, HRA launched a new website called Pend Oreille Basin Heritage. This website is a component of a larger project to use Next Exit History™ (NEH) to implement the interpretation and education requirements of the District's historic properties management plan for the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project. Overall, HRA interpreted 42 sites, created a custom web portal to showcase these locations, and developed the History Hunters game as a way to engage visitors in the rich heritage the Pend Oreille County, Washington. In 2015, HRA will focus efforts on promoting the website and NEH sites throughout the county, and expanding NEH content to cover Kalispel Tribe heritage.

1.08.15 | Next Exit History featured in ASEH Newsletter

Next Exit History™ was recently featured in the American Society for Environmental History’s Winter 2014 newsletter. HRA historians Dave Strohmaier and Tim Roberts collaborated on a brief article about the app. Their article explains the utility of Next Exit History for both environmental history and heritage tourism, and how the use of mobile apps for historical interpretation is an extension of the historian’s craft. To read the article, please visit the ASEH newsletter page and click on the Winter 2014 newsletter.