Interpretive Services

HRA is dedicated to interpreting and exhibiting history in accurate, inclusive, and meaningful ways. Many of our projects have focused on difficult history, and we work directly with communities to sensitively tell important stories. HRA believes strongly in listening carefully to stakeholders and then assisting them in executing their visions. Our team includes experienced facilitators who strive for collaboration among diverse stakeholders, ensuring that many perspectives are considered and voices heard when developing public interpretation. We believe in sharing authority at every stage of decision-making.

Our interpretive specialists have decades of experience. We adhere to interpretive standards as outlined by the Smithsonian Institute, National Park Service, and National Association for Interpretation, as well as the principles of universal design. We develop interpretation, including multilingual text, visuals, tactile elements, and sensory components, that appeals to a wide range of audiences, educational backgrounds, and cognitive abilities. We believe that the role of interpretation is to spark an interest in a visitor.


Entrance to the 7,000-square-foot permanent exhibition at the Bosque Redondo Memorial/Fort Sumner Historic Site, an International Site of Conscience, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

Interpretive Planning

Our interpretive planning services support stewards of historic and cultural sites as they navigate the complexities of the past to share relevant and impactful stories with their audiences.

Exhibition Development

HRA historians are well-versed in developing interpretive content, including permanent, temporary, traveling, and digital exhibitions.