Digital History

HRA, in partnership with the University of West Florida, has created one of the most innovative and comprehensive heritage tourism apps on the market—Next Exit History™. This mobile app is optimized for iOS7 and Android devices, and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Storeor Google Play.

Unlike apps that are geared toward one organization or one region of the country, Next Exit History is international in scope and is the only heritage tourism app that you’ll ever need. In addition, Next Exit History offers a unique “backpack” feature that allows you to download content to your mobile device and access that content without Wi-Fi or 4G connectivity.

Mobile devices offer a unique opportunity to promote history and tourism, engaging visitors in a wider array of media formats than traditional two-dimension signage or exhibits.

HRA historians understand the value of quality, compelling content. We offer a number of packages, from utilizing HRA’s staff of professional historians to complete all research and content development to assisting clients with drafting their own content that we’ll review and upload to the Next Exit History database. So, whether you are a historic trail organization looking to educate and inform the public or an agency or corporation needing to satisfy regulatory requirements for education and interpretation, we have a package to fit your needs and budget.

Our services include:

  • Site narrative development
  • Oral histories
  • Photography and videography
  • Custom websites
  • GIS maps and graphics
  • Promotional and marketing support
  • Educational curriculum and digital storytelling
  • Custom marketing materials
  • iPad kiosks and iPod tours

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Historical Research

Administrative and Corporate History

HRA’s administrative and corporate histories turn past experience into present value by helping to impart institutional knowledge to managers, staff, and the general public.

Books and Published Materials

HRA writes book length manuscripts suitable for a wide variety of audiences, from academics to the general public.

Interpretive Planning and Exhibit Development

HRA provides research, writing, layout, and design for various forms of interpretive content and exhibits.

Land Use Histories

HRA historians provide public and private clients with research, analysis, and reports to explain the land use histories of specific sites. These include public and private…

Oral History

HRA conducts oral history interviews with a wide range of participants, from technical staff to tribal representatives.