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Oct 09
Interpretation in process at Mia

Interpretation in Museums

Featured in the most recent issue of "Legacy Magazine", a publication of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Our very own Chris Evans reflects on the state of interpretation in museums. With interviews from industry leaders, Evans discusses the common practice of leaving exhibits intentionally void of interpretation, where interpretation... read more →
Jan 04

Meet Our Bioarchaeologist

Kate Hunt, a bioarchaeologist at 106 Group, is featured in the Winter 2016 newsletter of the Minnesota Archaeological Society! You can check out her interview here.
Nov 25

Translating “–ologist” into Great Interpretive Writing

This past week our team led a workshop-style session at NAI’s National Conference in Corpus Christi, TX. We often work with content experts to develop exhibits. And it can be a challenge to peel away layers of complex details to get to the meaningful stuff: how to help visitors find, do, or understand... read more →
May 21

Finding Common Ground

The Interpret Europe: Mechelen 2016 conference recently explored how heritage interpretation can help evolving communities approach issues such as human rights, peace, and active citizenship. Anne Ketz' paper, "Interpretive Planning Methods and Processes as an Effective Mechanism for Community Building," was presented at the conference. Through her work with historically disenfranchised groups in the United... read more →
Dec 01

Keep the Conversation Flowing

106 Group senior designer Chris Evans joined a team of panelists to present "Stronger Together: How Digital Media Adds Layers to Guided Interpretation" at the National Association for Interpretation’s 2015 Annual Workshop in Virginia Beach. This packed session generated a lively discussion among interpreters about the rising use of digital media. Our post-conference living... read more →
Nov 30

Beyond Tokenism: Working Toward Respectful Community Partnerships

How can we develop community workshops that get beyond the buzzwords and create truly meaningful collaboration with diverse audiences? Our senior exhibit developer, Maggie Schmidt, calls for building capacity—skills, knowledge, and authority—with all participants involved. Her article, "Beyond Tokenism: Working Toward Respectful Community Partnerships", appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of NAI's Legacy... read more →
Oct 28

Reflections on Going Global

Greetings from Anne, After our big move to Bandana Square, we have another announcement to share! In addition to leading the 106 Group as CEO and Services Director, I’ve been elected to serve as vice president to the International Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP) for... read more →
Feb 26

How to Choose Interpretive Media for Your Outdoor Site

Many people have the same questions about choosing interpretive media. Which media is best for my story? What resources do I need? How do I get started? Let’s ask a few key questions, consider some details, and point you in the right direction to select media for your outdoor site.... read more →
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Great River Gathering in St. Paul

We have been participating in the Great River Gathering for many years. Over this time, 106 Group has been a proud participant in dozens of successful redevelopment projects in St. Paul. From the construction of the new Wabasha Bridge to the redevelopments of Harriet Island and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.... read more →
Oct 22

Interpreting Sites of Conscience

What does it mean to call a place a site of conscience? While the word conscience has associations with fairness and justice, the stories surrounding these sites most often describe situations where there was an overwhelming lack of both these things. Regine Kennedy’s presentation explores the challenges of interpreting sites... read more →
Jul 12

Certified Interpretive Planner

Regine Kennedy was recognized as a Certified Interpretive Planner (CIP) with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) in May 2013!
Jun 28
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May 10
The 10th Ave SE Sanitary Sewer Tunnel

Early Sewers in Minnesota

Greg Mathis gave a presentation to the Minnesota SHPO Seminar on the 106 Group's documentation of one of the earliest sewers built in Minnesota and the first on the east side of the Mississippi River.