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

8.01.16 | Young Joins HRA

Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), is pleased to announce that Morgen Young joined us on August 1, 2016, as a Project Historian in our Portland office. Morgen received her MA in Public History from the University of South Carolina and has run a successful history consulting practice in Portland since 2009. She brings to HRA extensive experience in exhibit development, digital history, and oral history for clients such as the Port of Portland, the Oregon Historical Society, and Oregon Health & Sciences University. Morgen’s work has covered a broad range of subject matter, including medical history, Japanese American history, Latin American history, neighborhood and community history, and architectural history.

7.01.16 | Pickrell Promoted to Project Archaeologist

On June 16, 2014, Jordan Pickrell joined HRA as a Research Archaeologist. She quickly impressed everyone with her GIS skills and her fast paced learning of cultural resource compliance requirements, her writing skills, and her grasp of the business of CRM. She has worked diligently on every project she has been given and has produced thorough and well-written products on every one. She quickly learned project management skills and has managed several small and large projects. As a result of her demonstrated competence, Jordan has been promoted to Project Archaeologist beginning July 1, 2016. Please congratulate Ms. Pickrell on her well-deserved promotion.