Welcome to Hands on Heritage

Are you seeking assistance with a heritage project? Hands on Heritage helps its clients discover, explore, celebrate and share their cultural heritage through a variety of unique projects. 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.

Hands on Heritage is operated by Lance and Robin Van Auken, writers, historians and museum specialists with a combined 50-plus years of experience. Lance is a museum director. Robin is an historical archaeologist. Together, they are a  professional team with a combined 50-plus years of experience.

We’ve assisted companies observing anniversaries, communities celebrating centennials milestones, museums installing new exhibits, and historical societies developing heritage parks. Our work is customized to the individual or company and we deliver results on time and within budget.

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.

Call or email us at:

(570) 995-1727


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Or find us in person at:

Hands on Heritage
589 Sylvan Dell Park Road
S. Williamsport, PA 17702