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

3.04.15 | Perrin Writes on Historic Preservation

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, The Public Historian is working with the National Council on Public History to create a national dialogue about historic preservation. As part of this effort, preservationists were recruited to write blog posts for History@Work. Writers responded to past articles from The Public Historian, specifically those that are considered the most important pieces published about historic preservation. HRA Architectural Historian Natalie Perrin's response to the article “Logging, History, and the National Forests: A Case Study of Cultural Resource Management” by Theodore J. Karamanski (1985) can be found here.

3.02.15 | Miller Celebrates 10 Years with HRA

HRA celebrates Senior Historian Heather Miller’s 10 years with the company this month. Hired as a Research Historian in Seattle, she soon added additional roles, including the lead historian in Seattle and the head of HRA’s Architectural History program. As such, Heather has worked in both of HRA’s technical divisions, while building the Architectural History program up to its current state with three full-time staff that work on projects across the nation. This year, she took on a new role coordinating marketing resources across the company.