The Landing: Changes Through Time
The Minnesota River Valley has attracted people to live and work along its banks for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence from The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park shows that Native Americans were hunting and gathering in the area since approximately 3,000 years ago.
Poplar Forest: Truth and Reconciliation at Thomas Jefferson’s Retreat Home
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that emerged during the dismantling of South Africa’s apartheid system acknowledged four kinds of truth as part of a societal healing process. See how these truths are reflected in recent interpretive planning at Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home, Poplar Forest.
Arlington House: Telling a Wider Story at a Historic Site
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is a place of study and contemplation of some of the most difficult aspects of American history, including military service; sacrifice; citizenship; duty; loyalty; slavery, and freedom. New interpretative exhibits provide a more complex view of the historic site.
Are there Burials in your Project Area? What you Need to Know.
If you suspect there are burials in or near a project area, there are a handful of key things to understand and address as you navigate next steps.
CRM + Architecture: How Resources Can Inspire Design
Through our documenting work in archaeology and history, we see that the story of a place is so much more than what is written in a regulatory report. The history of a place, written and unwritten, and the stories told through archaeological and architectural resources can contribute to the future design of a place and enhance its uniqueness.
Anne Ketz is recognized for her work restoring cultures lost to history.
106 Group’s Anne Ketz has been nominated to the Minnesota Women Business Owners’ Hall of Fame. In a recent interview, Anne reflects on her role in cultural heritage planning and a career dedicated to increasing knowledge, understanding, and preservation of cultural sites and resources around the world.
Tisha Allen Joins 106 Group
We’re excited to share news that Tisha Allen, has joined 106 Group as a Senior Cultural Heritage Planner. Tisha is a planner with a masters in historic preservation and a background in architecture. She has spent much of her career focused on place-based and comprehensive planning initiatives.
Dakota Interpretation receives AASLH Leadership in History Award
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has recognized Hennepin County Public Works and 106 Group with an Award of Excellence for the Flying Cloud Drive Interpretive Plaza. The Award of Excellence is part of the AASLH Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and local history.
Meredith Anderson Joins 106 Group
We are excited to have Meredith Anderson join 106 Group as a Sr. Cultural Resource Specialist. In her new role, she will lead cultural resources projects that require regulatory compliance. Meredith is a respected leader, skilled in interpersonal communication, coordination, and analysis.