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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.


Talking Tourism in Indian Country

Last month, Anne Ketz, the CEO of 106 Group, had the distinct honor of addressing an audience at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. IAIA, an esteemed institution, stands as a beacon of progress in the ongoing empowerment of Native communities. Through its commitment to education, financial support, and the cultivation of self-sufficiency, IAIA exemplifies the transformation that is unfolding within Native communities nationwide.

Introducing: The 106 Group DEI Initiative

106 Group has long worked to identify, document, and support the voices, histories, and priorities of historically underrepresented communities. In an effort to further that work, we have spent the last year developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative, which is being led by a DEI Working Group.

Clean Energy & Cultural Resources: What You Need to Know

106 Group has helped clients navigate regulatory requirements for major energy infrastructure enterprises, including numerous wind energy projects that provide key sources of renewable energy. If your renewable energy project requires compliance with federal, state, or local environmental and cultural regulatory requirements, we can assist you through the process.

Please Touch – Designing Creative Tactiles to Communicate Key Messages

Imagine you’re just getting started planning an exhibit project. Your team is outlining key themes and topics and you already know you’d like to make your exhibits more accessible with durable tactiles. Great! But wait—there’s more to designing a tactile than meets the eye.

Defining Your Project Area

When embarking on a project, one of the crucial steps is defining the project area and its boundaries. This involves identifying the specific region where the work will be performed and determining the extent of its impact on the surrounding areas.

Cultural Resources Regulations – What to Know When You Begin a Project

How do you know whether your project needs to comply with cultural resource regulation? Knowing the regulatory requirements at project start saves time, money, and keeps your project moving forward.