We know our craft, we’re committed to our business, and we love what we do.
Our staff at History Associates Incorporated (HAI) 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 hundreds of clients across the United States and around the world.
Whether you need in-depth historical research to answer a legal question and win a case, a script for a museum exhibit, a digital timeline to celebrate a company anniversary, or archival and collections management support, our multidisciplinary team has the training, tools, and experience to make your project a success.
HAI is a leading professional services firm offering research, discovery, and experience services to government, corporate, legal, education, museum, and association clients.
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.
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.
We preserve and celebrate the legacy of corporate brands through content curation, archives management, historical research, exhibition design, and multimedia storytelling.
We bring modern archival solutions to government organizations, preserving the past while shaping the future with accessible and informative historical content.
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.
Making History Engaging and Profitable
Providing you with the comprehensive historical research that you need to move forward with development, restoration, and adaptive reuse projects involving historic properties.
Bringing Your Stories to Life
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.
Historical Detectives for the Most Challenging Research Questions
Providing discreet and time-sensitive historical research, data, and analysis to law firms in support of complex legal matters, regulatory compliance, and public relations.
Bringing Order Out of Chaos
Your organization knows how quickly electronic records and historical materials accumulate into a formidable web of information requiring substantial resource investments to untangle.
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NEW! Upcoming HAI Events
In the coming months, HAI will be participating in several industry events. Details and registration information are provided in the links below. We hope to see you there!