What We Do

Since 1977, we have worked with historical societies, museums, and heritage preservation commissions to develop creative approaches to history. Our philosophy is that good history, properly interpreted, engages people’s hearts and minds.

  • ourstaff1


    We’ve created video walking tours, museum media programs, and oral history interviews. Combined with new media tools like YouTube, QR codes, and iPhones, pastcasts bring history to life. Click to visit our YouTube channel to view past work for cities like Faribault and Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

  • ourstaff2


    Working with local historical societies, museums, and other organizations, we have produced award-winning books like A German Town: A History of New Ulm, Minnesota and Heritage: Preserving Eden Prairie’s Past. If a short publication works best, we can help with brochures and guidebooks.

  • ourstaff4


    Historic buildings create a sense of place and connect communities to their past. We assist with National Register of Historic Places nominations, preservation  planning, and tax credit projects. Past work includes the U.S. Air Force Academy, for which we wrote a National Historic Landmark nomination.

  • ourstaff4

    Museum without Walls

    The key to a vibrant downtown is street activity – encouraging visitors to walk and explore. Main Street becomes a historic destination in itself, rather than just a collection of stores and museums. How? Creative approaches to interpreting the past.