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.

Making the Past Relevant

HRA provides cultural resource management, historical research, and litigation support for public and private clients across the country. Since 1974, we have been helping our 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

1.25.16 | HRA Completes Digital Tourism Initiative in Mineral County, Montana

We are pleased to announce the completion of a major digital initiative to promote tourism and economic development in Mineral County, Montana. With the assistance of the Bitterroot Economic Development District (BREDD), the Mineral County Historical Society garnered digital tourism marketing funds from the Montana Office of Tourism for the project. HRA researched and developed interpretive content for 30 historic sites throughout the county, which are now hosted on the Next Exit History mobile app. Sites included in the project range from the Savenac Nursery to the Mineral County Historical Society Museum, the Route of the Hiawatha, the Mullan Road, and a host of other sites focused on the cultural and natural history of the county. Besides the information provided in Next Exit History, HRA also created a custom website ( that serves as a web portal to all of the content available in the app.  And with the collaboration of Jahrig Media, HRA produced two videos focused on the Savenac Nursery and the history of Mineral County. “HRA is excited to be on the cutting edge of technology and heritage tourism, and to help promote the history of a region that for too many people is just a route along I-90 to points beyond,” says HRA Project Manager Dave Strohmaier. “The goal of the project was to not only shine a spotlight on the rich heritage of Mineral County, but to do so in a way that draws in visitors and bolsters the local economy in the process.” Click here to see recent media coverage of the project.

1.04.16 | Research Historian Katherine Beckley Celebrates 10 Years with HRA

Katherine Beckley joined HRA in January 2006 as a research historian. Soon after joining HRA, it became clear that HRA had hired an extremely capable historian. The first large project Katherine worked on was a study of the industrial history of a major transportation corridor in the eastern United States. Her work on this project was exemplary, and soon project managers began enlisting Katherine on other research projects. In the last decade, Katherine has gained a broad range of research experience and has worked on litigation level cases that involve Native American land and resource issues, as well as investigations relating to hazardous waste sites in many states throughout the nation. Katherine’s intense intellectual curiosity results in a dogged approach to addressing any and all research questions. HRA is indeed very fortunate to have Katherine Beckley as an employee.