Historian (General)

Historian (General)

Aarcher, Inc.

AARCHER is a consulting services firm founded in 1997 to help organizations manage environmental risk and meet their environmental performance goals.

We provide archaeological, architectural history, and historical services nationally to assist clients in complying with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Bill Auchter
Aarcher, Inc.
2635 Riva Road, Suite 100
Applied Archaeology and History Associates, Inc.

Applied Archaeology and History Associates, Inc. (AAHA) is a small, women-owned, consulting firm established in 1998 to provide archaeological investigations, historical and architectural studies, and related management and historic preservation services for clients in the Mid-Atlantic.  We focus our efforts on defining and satisfying client needs not only to address local, state, and federal cultural resource mandates, but to manage public perceptions of heritage issues and to provide applied research to support heritage tourism and site restoration initiatives.  To date AAHA has completed almost 200 archaeological investigations in the Mid-Atlantic region.  This depth of experience has allowed us to serve our clients more efficiently and gain an in-depth understanding of the archaeological record.

AAHA strives to provide high-quality, innovative, professional services at competitive prices to deliver exceptional value for our clients.  Because we are a small firm each project receives the direct personal attention of one of the firm’s key senior staff, thus insuring that all aspects of our projects delivered on time and are professional in every respect.

AAHA is certified by Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey as a DBE with certification pending in Virginia and Pennsylvania.  Jeanne A. Ward, President, is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA). In addition, Ms. Ward’s professional qualifications exceed U. S. Department of the Interior standards for both archaeologists and historians as published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61.

Jeanne A. Ward
(410) 22403402
615 Fairglen Lane
Archaeological Response Consultants

Since 2011 Archaeological Response Consultants (ARC), now based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has dedicated its staff and volunteers to afford in-depth cultural resource management in compliance with Federal Law Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as providing local curation and research services to local museums and historical societies.

Phillip A. Mendenhall
Historic Preservationist/Archaeologist
407 West St.
Catherine Adams Masek

Catherine has 30+ years of work experience in the field of historic preservation- in the SHPO, Maryland Historical Trust (Office of Preservation Services in grants, loans, preservation easements, and technical related services); and independently as a preservation consultant in the related fields of microscopic paint analyses for historic structures, primary research for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, State Inventory, Century farm, and American decorative arts.

Clients for paint analyses have included: US Department of the Interior; US Naval Academy; State of MD’s Office of the Senate & Speaker of the House; State Department of Natural Resources; Johns Hopkins Univ; City of Annapolis; numerous historical societies and nonprofit organizations and private individuals owning historic structures. Awards received for this work have included: 2014 & 2013 for Rockville Police Headquarters, Rockville, MD; 1996 for Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, MD; 1995 for Belair Mansion, Bowie, MD; 1991 & 1992 for Pine St Police Station, Baltimore, MD.

DOE’s and State Inventory forms have been produced for 13 properties statewide, owned by the State of MD’s Department of Natural Resources.

Primary independent research has resulted in two publications: The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred. Dover, DC: Delaware Heritage Press, 2013. The Richards House, Locust Grove, Greenwood, DE. NY: Worth Publishers, 1980.

Catherine was asked in 2004 to teach at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD where she is now an adjunct faculty member, teaching classes related to American architectural history, historic preservation and American decorative arts in four school locations.

She holds an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture & Planning, NY, NY-1980 and a BA degree in Art History from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA- 1976.

Catherine Adams Masek
Principal – Owner
124 St. Andrews Rd.
Severna Park
Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc.
Licensed Contractor

Coastal Archaeology & History Research, Inc. (CAHR) is a small cultural resource consulting company with offices in southern Maryland and south-central Florida.  Established in 2008, CAHR’s staff and consultants have over thirty years of experience in historic preservation and archaeology throughout the U.S east coast.  CAHR’s diverse team of professionals provides a range of preservation services including terrestrial and underwater archaeological survey; architectural and historic structure survey; historic designation and National Register nomination; municipal preservation planning and best practice consulting, and historic materials conservation.  Through a variety of professional partnerships with professionally licensed architects, general contractor, and specialized trades CAHR is able to provide and coordinate numerous historic preservation special projects including historic structure additions, relocation, rehabilitation, and restoration carpentry and masonry work.  CAHR’s clients have included municipal governments, utility companies, engineering/development firms, and private individuals.

Matthew A. DeFelice
12101 Neale Sound Drive
Cobb Island
EHT Traceries, Inc.

EHT Traceries, Inc., is a certified woman-owned small business specializing in history and historic preservation. Since 1977, our award-winning firm has provided its clients with a wide range of professional services, including archival research, survey and documentation, evaluation, regulatory compliance, and preservation planning.  EHT Traceries has a staff of architectural historians, historians, preservation planners, and preservation specialists, all of whom meet the professional qualifications prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior (36 CFR 61).

Laura Hughes
1121 5th Street, NW
Gant Brunnett Architects
Registered Architect

Historic restoration requires craftsman with special skills and experience.  Gant Brunnett Architects has the knowledge and expertise to assist your organization with all aspects of the project development including planning, condition surveys, historic tax credit applications, production of construction drawings and oversight of the restoration construction.   We are regularly engaged in preservation projects that require close coordination with local and State historic preservation officials, as well as public funding sources.  Our award winning portfolio includes numerous National Historic Trust listed properties, including Landmark designated buildings similar to the recently completed Clifton Mansion; the former home of Johns Hopkins.

John Brunnett
15 West Mulberry Street
Gray & Pape, Inc.

Established in 1987, Gray & Pape is a national consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management and historic preservation services. Working under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, we assist clients with navigating the federal and state requirements for projects that may potentially effect historic resources. Through eight corporate offices we provide professional consultation for all phases of work, and have established a strong reputation with clients in the energy, transportation, and government sectors for understanding the intricacies of project engineering and permitting. Our staff of more than 50 professionals include archaeologists, architectural historians, GIS Specialists, and preservation planning experts. Each meets or exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR 61 Appendix A) and are listed as qualified professionals on multiple State Historic Preservation Offices’ consultant lists.

Christopher Polglase
Cultural Heritage Practice Leader
301 525 6631
2005 Franklin Street Suite 2
Partners for Place
American Institute of Certified Planners

Partners for Place believes the success of any community is knowing who you were, who you are, and who you want to be. We can help you answer those questions and build the plans to get you there. We work with sites and communities to make sure your preservation project is a success.

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Design Guidelines
Preservation Plans
State and National Register Nomination
Preservation Training and Orientation for Boards

Catherine Redfearn
2858 Garth Rod
Preservation Associates, Inc. A Maryland Corporation

Doug Reed started in 1972 and few can match his experience and range of consulting services. Doug reviews historic structures for preparation of plans and specification preparation, advises owners on proper procedures, materials, and processes on rehabilitation of historic homes and other structures. Doug can research and write historic structure reports, assistant owners, architects and engineers in properly identifying problems and selecting the correct methods for repairs. If you want proven experience call Doug.

Douglass Reed
Historic Structures Consultant
301 730 2699
9604 Anderson Road
Retrospect Architectural Research, LLC

Retrospect, LLC is a private research and consulting firm specializing in architectural documentation and historic preservation. Founded in 2006 by Sherri Marsh Johns, the firm successfully provides clients with a range of cultural resource management services. Staff credentials are especially strong in the areas of architectural and historical research; survey and documentation; and historic preservation law compliance.

Retrospect, LLC specializes in mid-Atlantic vernacular architecture, but has experience documenting a variety of property types throughout much of the continental United States and Caribbean. Professional projects include National Register and National Historic Landmark evaluations and nominations; thematic studies; NEPA/NHPA compliance; historic property survey and identification; and State Historic Preservation Office inventory documentation.

Sherri Marsh Johns
Architectural Historian
(443) 994-1591
303 Fairfield Drive

SEARCH is a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to government and commercial customers in the Defense, Energy, Transportation, and Development markets. SEARCH is a full-service company, and we offer a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History and Archives, and Heritage Design.

Our staff of more than 80 professionals works from 15 offices nationwide, including Hawai‘i, Guam, and our 11,000-square-foot curation facility outside Washington, DC. Since 1993, SEARCH has conducted over 2,000 projects across 27 US states, 6 US territories, and 16 countries in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the West Indies.

Stefan Claesson
Project Manager
P.O. Box 1080
Skelly and Loy, Inc.

Established in 1969, Skelly and Loy is a privately owned, mid-sized corporation with 6 Mid-Atlantic offices. The firm provides a myriad of professional engineering and environmental services to various public and private sector clients throughout the United States and abroad. As trends change and markets emerge, Skelly and Loy continues to build on its strong foundation and enhances its offering of professional services of mining, civil, and environmental engineering; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies (EISs, EAs, CEEs, etc.); natural resource management including wetlands, aquatic studies, and wildlife management; environmental, mining, and wastewater permitting; noise and air quality investigations; hazardous waste management investigations and remedial design; industrial hygiene studies; archaeological, cultural, and historical studies and documentation; digital information technology; and equipment sales, installation, operation, and maintenance of municipal, industrial, commercial, and private water, wastewater, and remediation treatment systems.

Experts with broadly based experience and sound technical skills work closely together to produce the superior work for which the firm is well known. Clients’ requirements and desires are always kept foremost by working closely with them to develop the project. The cooperation between Skelly and Loy professionals and clients allows cross-pollination of ideas from many fields of expertise, as well as from the client’s own particular insight and experience. In each task undertaken, project personnel are carefully chosen to encompass the full range of disciplines required to completely analyze a problem and provide the best practical solution.


Barbara J. Gundy, Ph.D., R.P.A.
Assistant VP, Cultural Resources Manager
19741-B Leitersburg Pike