We're a leading professional services firm offering research, discovery, and experience services to government, corporate, legal, education, museum, and association clients.

Industries We Serve

We are professionals who combine specialized training and an entrepreneurial understanding of business priorities. We invest personally in your projects and carry them through on time and on budget.

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We are research experts. We bring a distinct blend of skills, services, and know-how to your project. Click the button to view all of our HAI services in one place and see how we can help make your next project a success.

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Interested in learning more about our professional services or scheduling a consultative call? We take the time to listen and help you make smart decisions that best meet your needs.

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our multidisciplinary team has the training, tools, and experience to make your project a success.

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At HAI, we know our craft, we're committed to our business, and we love what we do.

Our staff at HAI (History Associates Incorporated) includes nearly fifty professional researchers, storytellers, interpretive planners, archivists, and museum professionals. We are a small business headquartered just outside Washington, D.C., with remote global support centers. Since 1981, we have served thousands of clients across the United States and around the world.


linear feet of archives have been surveyed by HAI experts

visitors have experienced HAI exhibits worldwide

research hours spent at the National Archives (that's about 28.5 years!)

At HAI, we're proud to have served more than:



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Who We're Helping

We provide research and analysis expertise to leading law firms helping our clients reduce their financial liability, obtain successful judgements, and comply with regulatory requirements.

HAI for Legal

We provide special expertise to leading law firms, applying our investigative historical research and expert witness testimony capabilities to help win litigation cases across multiple domains.

HAI for Commercial

We preserve and celebrate the legacy of corporate brands through content curation, archives management, historical research, exhibition design, and multimedia storytelling.

HAI for Government

We bring modern archival solutions to government organizations, preserving the past while shaping the future with accessible and informative historical content.

HAI for Associations

We create audience and stakeholder-driven immersive experiences and providing collections support for education and cultural institutions, museums, historic sites, and associations.

How We Assist Our Clients

We are research experts. We bring a distinct blend of skills, services, and know-how to your project.

Content & Digital Storytelling Services

While the information in any history must be curated, organized, and shared–content development and storytelling is about framing and communicating your narrative in a professional and meaningful way.

Digital Transformation Services

We help organizations and enterprises transform from paper-based data blackholes into modern digital information powerhouses.

Litigation Research & Analysis Services

Providing discreet and time-sensitive historical research, data, and analysis to law firms in support of complex legal matters, regulatory compliance, and public relations.

Archives & Information Management Services

Your organization knows how quickly electronic records and historical materials accumulate into a formidable web of information requiring substantial resource investments to untangle.

Why We're a Trusted Services Source

To provide best-in-class services to our clients, we often partner with a variety of trusted specialists.

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