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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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Anne Ketz Becomes an American Citizen

We are proud to announce that Anne Ketz, our CEO and Services Director, has become an American citizen.

Tribal Resources Impact Analysis: Intersection of the Natural and Cultural World

106 Group was selected to present a session at the recent National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference. Our presentation shone a light on the confluence of natural and cultural resources, and how to effectively address them in projects requiring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Culture & Community: Welcome to Water Works

Water Works is one piece of a much larger story, in the layered riverfront history of what we now call Minneapolis. For this Mississippi riverfront park, 106 Group led preservation planning, archaeology, documentation of community histories, and interpretation.

COVID-19 – Not the Only Pandemic in Minnesota’s History

At 106 Group, we believe in Connecting People + Place + Time. But what does that mean for the current pandemic we are all experiencing? Are our collective experiences new, or part of a millennia of epidemics and pandemics that have shaped our societies?

Interpretation at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

How do you interpret the history of a place older than the U.S.? Listen to our team’s conversation with the National Park Service at the 2020 National Association for Interpretation National Conference.

106 Group Interviewed for Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Recently, 106 Group’s Anne Ketz sat down with the hosts of the Wandering Naturalist podcast to share stories and historical perspectives on the Shakopee region of Minnesota and its people, past and present.