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

7.13.15 | Gills Celebrates Five Years with HRA

July marks Research Historian Brad Gills’ fifth anniversary with HRA. Hired in 2010, Brad is our lead researcher at the American Indian Records Repository in Lenexa, Kansas. Brad has worked on projects ranging from Indian policy to cultural resource management, and has served in our Kansas City office from its inception. Prior to joining HRA, Brad completed his PhD in American Indian History from Arizona State University, and subsequently served on the faculty of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

7.10.15 | Next Exit History Launches Endless Summer Tour

This week we launched our Next Exit History Endless Summer tour, showcasing national parks across the country in anticipation of next year’s centennial of the National Park Service. As part of Endless Summer, a University of West Florida graduate summer class will be visiting national parks between Pensacola and the Pacific Northwest. The class will work with park staff to create interpretive content for History Hunters, our interactive gaming element of the app. History Hunters is a cross between the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program and Geocaching, and is a fun way to engage all ages about history. Follow our Endless Summer tour on Facebook or Instagram.