Who We Are

Are you seeking assistance with a heritage project? Hands on Heritage is operated by Lance and Robin Van Auken, writers, historians and museum specialists with a combined 50-plus years of experience. Offering a range of historical research and interpretive services, we can help you tell your story in the format that suits your needs, while adhering to the highest standards of historical practice. We can shepherd your project to completion.

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What We Do

We are freelance media consultants and historic project specialists. Our combined background is in education, anthropology, communications and sports management. We work with a variety of clients, from companies observing an anniversary, to communities celebrating centennial milestones. We have extensive museum experience, coordinating and implementing project development from inception to opening day.

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Case Studies

Hands on Heritage accepts projects based upon merit and interest. We work with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, as well as communities and educational facilities. From developing museums and parks to editing pamphlets and memoirs, projects can be large or small. As professional writers, we produce commemorative books that not only celebrate an organization or event, but stay fresh on a bookshelf for decades.

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