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

10.31.14 | Research Historian Marcy Wilson Dhruv Celebrates 5 Years with HRA

Congratulations to Marcy Wilson Dhruv, who joined the DC office as a research historian five years ago. Marcy came to us by way of the University of Maryland, where she earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Women’s and Gender History in 2009. Marcy has been very involved in litigation support research, has developed an expertise in business history resources in the region, and has traveled far and wide for a range of projects. Thanks for your five years, Marcy!

10.28.14 | Sneddon Joins Seattle City Landmarks Preservation Board

Earlier this month, HRA architectural historian Dr. Matthew Sneddon was appointed to the position of historian on the Seattle City Landmarks Preservation Board. From this vantage point, he will have a good view of the city’s nomination process, its controls and incentive programs, and the many historic resources that contribute to the city’s urban fabric. The position came with a joint appointment to the Architectural Review Committee, which offers an interesting and challenging opportunity to comment on various rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation projects, as well as new development that affects landmark structures.