Hands on Heritage

Welcome to Hands on Heritage

We live in the past.  Our perfect day is spent celebrating heritage — discovering, preserving and sharing a story about something or someone or someplace.

We celebrate heritage by dreaming up and then implementing creative projects that connect communities, tell stories that interpret and educate, provide recreational and open-space opportunities, conserve cultural legacies and embrace economic development.

We offer a range of professional services, from historical research and archaeological survey, to communication strategies and convergent media solutions. We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice as we shepherd your project to completion. No project is too small, nor too large, to discuss.

Who We Are

Hands on Heritage is operated by the professional team of Robin Van Auken, Andrea Campbell and Lance Van Auken. Combined, we have 60-plus years of experience as writers, editors, archaeologists, historians, museum curators, graphic designers, web development and social media experts.


What We Do

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.


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.


Call or email us at:

(570) 995-1727



Or find us in person at:

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