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New History was created by Meghan Elliott to increase the use and viability of existing and historic sites and structures. The firm offers a dynamic and integrated team of historians and licensed historical architects with nationally recognized expertise, as well as professionals with specialized experience in historic preservation, real estate development, preservation regulations, and the financial framework for reuse. Our distinct services and expertise provides clients with real strategies, exceptional project management, historically and culturally relevant design development, and regulatory guidance to achieve successful outcomes.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, New History works with clients throughout the Upper Mississippi River Corridor and beyond. Clients include: regional and national real estate developers, state and local municipalities, historical societies, architecture firms, and educational institutions, among others. Together with our clients, we leverage history to unlock the economic, community and cultural value of the built environment. Our work demonstrates how purpose drives both impact and profit.


New History harnesses an innovative approach to reuse—integrating historical architecture, historical research, community engagement, and technical expertise—to develop real strategies and actionable solutions that result in project success. We work across building types to help our clients realize their assets, aspirations, and objectives.

We work with you to:

  • Develop and implement successful strategies for  Adaptive Reuse and Historic Building Redevelopment

  • Leverage historic research to unlock your project’s potential

  • Navigate complex regulatory processes and approvals

  • Create feasibility studies and financial frameworks that establish a solid project foundation

  • Lead historical architecture to meet state and federal design standards

  • Engage project stakeholders to create shared solutions