The Eastern Illinois University history department introduced the Historical Administration option to its Master of Arts program in 1975. Since then it has been preparing students academically and technically to serve as professionals in museums and historical agencies. Students are introduced to the problems, philosophies, ethics, and techniques of preserving, interpreting, and administering the American heritage.

The Historical Administration Program Association (HAPA) consists of alumni from this program and advocates that provide support to it.

This website serves our HAPA members.