History & Company helps make history useful.
I started History & Company as a consulting service to work with organizations and individuals on a variety of projects, from researching and writing historical narratives to strategizing about ways non-profits can make use of history to reach out to potential donors or supports.
I am a professionally trained historian, writer, and archivist who knows how to take the past and make it sing.
Do you need help organizing historical files or materials?
Would you like to publish a family history or write a narrative to share with others?
Do you want to do something effective with your organization’s history?
Are you looking for an interesting way to reach out to your members or a wider audience?
I can help! I can work remotely or on-site. I can help you bring the past to light.
I love working on projects that are meaningful and important to people. I love helping bring the past into focus.
I have extensive experience working with museums, non-profit foundations, fraternities and sororities, and other entities. I take a project from start to finish, with exceptional results. From organizing an archive to deploying an organization’s history effectively, I can help you turn the past into a present day strategy.
The historical narrative that an organization presents about itself in a meaningful way can reach an audience with a profound impact. It can influence the relationships an organization has with its staff, membership, and public.
The history of an organization has the potential to demonstrate its longevity, permanence, and ability to be innovative and change with the times, thus setting itself up for a successful future.
An organization’s history can also reveal connections to groups and individuals locally, nationally, and globally, increasing the potential for future collaborative endeavors and strengthening the organization’s visibility and presence. As the photographs, documents and artifacts that reveal this story are stored in basements, closets, and storage lockers, time buries these valuable memories and potential connections.
History & Company is designed to bring to light your historical narrative. By working to organize, preserve and make useful your historical materials, I can help build your narrative. Whether you are looking to bring order to archival material or to create a contemporary campaign that evokes the value of history in its message, you can count on me to bring innovative, modern approaches to the past.
I start by listening. A consultation will allow you to describe your project or to discuss possible plans for preserving, using, and sharing your history. I then get to work. I create a detailed plan based on your needs, providing a thorough assessment for any and all projects– from small scale to long-term. I work with any budget and the initial consultation is always free.
STRATEGIES to the PAST
For more information or to set up a phone or in-person consultation, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org