Cultural Heritage & Technology
Making History Engaging and Profitable
From curating legacies to captivating audiences.
History Associates Incorporated (HAI) provides you with the comprehensive historical research that you need to move forward with development, restoration, and adaptive reuse projects involving historic properties.
We combine narrative storytelling and historical accuracy with AR + VR solutions to create truly engaging and thrilling experiences for visitors to historic cities, sites, and properties; generating increased revenue. Through historical research, content creation, and data analysis, HAI clients achieve their missions by harnessing and leveraging the power of knowledge and information.
- You’re looking for new ways to attract and engage audiences at a historic city, site, or property, and deliver an elevated experience that generates more income for your business.
- You need to know the comprehensive background of a historic property in order to proceed with demolition, restoration, or you have an adaptive reuse project that requires approval from government or local agencies.
HAI provides a variety of cultural heritage and technology services:
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Historic Property Research
HAI will conduct historical research in physical and digital archives to showcase the history behind your property, including but not limited to:
- Historical deeds, maps, plots, and photos
- The historical context of the property
- Previous owner biography summaries
- Historical newspaper clippings
- Records of architectural changes made over time
Adaptive Reuse Funding
HAI can utilize our historical research services to determine your property’s eligibility for funding opportunities geared towards the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic properties. In addition to identifying funding opportunities, we will complete applications for you where documentary evidence of historical significance is needed.
Heritage Tourism Development
We can work with you to develop tourism opportunities geared towards heritage and genealogy. With our team’s unique range of skill sets, we can conduct historical research, create content for tours, and identify locations relevant to your unique client needs.
AR / VR Project Development
HAI has partnered with the top AR/VR/MR firms around the world to develop truly unique and engaging visitor experiences for historic sites and museums. With our partnerships, we are able to offer historical research, content creation, exhibit design, and AR/VR program development in one package.
Media and Gaming Research
Our team has a wide range of historical specialities ranging from Ancient Rome to the Cold War and beyond. We are able to tailor our services to your needs for the development of video games, films, TV shows, and other media that focuses on any historical period.
Historical Research and Analysis
At HAI, everything we do is centered around discovering and learning from the past. Our team of specialists is on hand to take on projects small and large that involve historical research and analysis of historical data
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