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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.

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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.

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte Exhibition

106 Group is thrilled to share that we have been chosen to design a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, a member of the Omaha Tribe. Dr. Susan was the first Native American doctor. Born shortly after the Civil War, she dedicated her life to public health and land rights for her Omaha people.

Lindsey Wallace Joins 106 Group

We’re excited to share news that Lindsey Wallace, has joined 106 Group as a Senior Architectural Historian and Planner. In her new role within our History Team, Lindsey will lead a range of projects for public and private clients.

What You Need to Know When Archaeological Monitoring is Required

Archaeological monitoring is the observation of construction activities by an archaeologist in order to identify, document, protect, and/or recover potential archaeological resources discovered during those activities. 106 Group helps clients navigate this process and minimize the risk that an inadvertent discovery could hinder a project with potential schedule delays or budget implications.

Maggie Schmidt Rejoins 106 Group

Maggie Schmidt has rejoined 106 Group as Interpretation & Design Manager. In her new role, Maggie will lead our team in interpretive planning and exhibit development projects for cultural sites, parks, and museums.

Interpreting Impacts of Climate Change and other Strategies for Sustainable Parks

106 Group recently presented at the National Association for Interpretation Conference. Our interpretive planners, Regine Kennedy and Julie Davis, along with Joshua Tree National Park staff, Jennie Albrinck and Jo Lombard, shared strategies for mitigating the compounding effects of climate change and other challenges that parks face related to sustainability.