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Date: March 28, 2006
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Incorporated Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

As Rockville, Maryland-based History Associates Incorporated (HAI) celebrates its 25th anniversary, it has cause for celebration the company is larger and busier than ever.

In 1981 four historians, convinced that history could be valuable in the market, founded History Associates Incorporated. Since then, dozens of imaginative and hardworking historians and archivists have turned their talents to proving this concept. Having served hundreds of clients worldwide, HAI has developed a continuum of services: from discovering the past, to preserving the past, to putting the past to work.

Today a new generation of historians and archivists is determined to build on their firm’s reputation as The Best Company in History.™ While still providing its traditional historical services writing histories, conducting oral histories, managing records, and performing historical research to support litigation HAI has branched into new lines of business such as developing museum content, creating virtual exhibits, and even storing and processing historical records in its own environmentally controlled archival facility. Still, HAI focuses on what it was founded to do. “The professionals at History Associates were able to bring the diverse elements together and present our history in a thoughtful, contextually appropriate, and engaging manner,” wrote Janice Miller of the Naval Surface Warfare Center after HAI submitted its manuscript on the history of Dahlgren Laboratory.

HAI began with three employees working out of client facilities and president Philip Cantelon’s apartment in suburban Maryland. The firm now employs sixty-two professionals working from offices located in Rockville, Maryland; Brea, California; Berlin, Germany; and several client sites in between. HAI provides business, government, and nonprofit clients with professional historical research, writing, archives, and records management services. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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