Research Historian Derek Gaines Celebrates 10 Years at HRA

HRA thanks historian Derek Gaines for ten years of service! He has been the model historical researcher, travelling to a wide variety of records repositories all over the county, and spending countless hours among the documents at the National Archives. A long-term and integral member of HRA’s Washington, D.C., office, we wish Derek a hearty […]

HRA Sponsors AKCHO Awards Ceremony

HRA is proud to be sponsoring the annual Association of King County Historical Organization’s award ceremony. The event takes place on Tuesday, April 30, from 5-8 p.m., at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street, in Seattle. Come join us in celebrating all of the wonderful work being done around King County to […]

Project Archaeologist Steven Dampf Celebrates 15 Years at HRA

Fifteen years ago today, Steven Dampf joined HRA as a Research Archaeologist in our Seattle office. Within a few years, family need led to a change of offices that meant moving his life hundreds of miles to Spokane, and he feared that would be the end of his tenure with HRA. But Steve was willing […]

Sadin Receives Honorable Mention from NCPH

We’re pleased to announce that historian Paul Sadin received Honorable Mention for the National Council on Public History’s 2019 Excellence in Consulting Individual Award for the book A History of the Cushman Hydroelectric Project: Tacoma Power, the Skokomish Tribe, and the Skokomish River, 1910–2016. Tacoma Power—the Pierce County (Washington) public utility provider—contracted with HRA to […]

HRA Travel Award Given to Porsha Dossie

Congratulations to Porsha Dossie, who received the 2019 HRA Travel Award from the National Council on Public History (NCPH). Each year, HRA provides funding for this award, which helps a new public history professional attend NCPH’s annual meeting. Porsha received her MA in History (Public History Track) from the University of Central Florida in 2018. […]

HRA Receives NCPH Excellence in Consulting Group Award

HRA received NCPH’s 2019 Excellence in Consulting Group Award for Commemoration and Collaboration: An Administrative History of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Written under contract to the National Park Service (NPS), the detailed, well-illustrated history covers a wide range of topics, including past commemorations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, plans to develop […]