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Minnesota Archaeological Society

Get to know Kate Hunt, our awesome bioarchaeologist at 106 Group. She’s featured in the Winter 2016 newsletter of the Minnesota Archaeological Society! You can check out her interview here. Read More >

The Core of Clear 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 what’s right in front of them.  During this session, we used best practices of plain... Read More >

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... Read More >

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 document captures... Read More >

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... Read More >
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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 the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). This position represents... Read More >
Bandana Library Post

We’ve moved!

Here at 106 Group, place matters. We continue to evolve as a company and just completed a major transition—to new offices at the beautiful, historic buildings of Bandana Square near St. Paul’s Como Park. This move represents the company’s steady growth over the past 20 years. In the National Register of Historic Places, Bandana Square aligns with our mission to inspire stewardship of the... Read More >
Great River Passage Public Engagement Meeting

2015 Minnesota Transportation Conference

  In the United States, transportation development projects must navigate a complex legal framework for engaging and consulting with the public, agencies, and Native American tribes. Through their over 35 years of combined experience completing complex transportation planning and development projects, 106 Group and Zan Associates have found that the benefits of meaningful engagement and collaboration... Read More >
NAI library page 2014

National Association for Interpretation Conference, Nov. 2014

  Are you having a hard time deciding the best way to tell your site’s stories? Does the image acquisition process confound you? Does interpreting a corridor seem bewildering? We will be leading a session on each question and guiding you through these challenges. Come join us! Creating Themes, Connecting Corridors Explore a theme-based approach to addressing the challenges of creating meaningful... Read More >
Rohwer Japanese American Internment Camp

2014 AASLH Annual Meeting

We will facilitate a roundtable discussion about strategies for meeting the challenges of interpreting controversial sites and collaborating with diverse partners and communities. During this session, participants will learn approaches to make meaningful connections between personal and community histories to inform design and strengthen community relations. The presenters represent Native American,... Read More >
Great River Passage in St Paul Minnesota

Great River Gathering, St. Paul, and the 106 Group

We have been participating in the Great River Gathering for 18 years and over this time the 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. From award-winning interpretation at the restored St. Paul Municipal Grain Terminal... Read More >
106 Group Richmond Office

Richmond Expansion 2014

106 Group has expanded our presence in the Mid-Atlantic by opening a new office in Richmond, VA. The office is staffed by Saleh Miller and Kate Scott. (click here to see their bios) The Richmond office has expanded our ability to offer comprehensive services in support of historical, natural resource, and cultural projects in the Mid-Atlantic. We look forward to being part of the Virginia business... Read More >

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