The Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD)
The Historic Preservation-Public History Division is the official state repository for collecting, managing and preserving information about historic buildings, archaeological sites, burial sites, and archaeological surveys in Wisconsin. We manage and make this information accessible online in the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD). Records are added and revised on a daily basis to ensure that your research is up to date.
WHPD gives users access to these three databases:
- Archaeological Reports Inventory (ARI) - contains summaries of archaeological investigations at archaeological and burial sites.
- Archaeological Sites Inventory (ASI) - contains information about archaeological and burial sites, unmarked cemeteries, marked cemeteries and cultural sites.
- Architecture and History Inventory (AHI) – contains basic information on historic buildings, structures, and objects. Most records include exterior images.
There are three options, described below, for authorized researchers who would like to request access to the entire WHPD database.
Three Ways to Access WHPD
Information for Preservation Consultants and Archaeologists
Contact Amy Wyatt by phone at 608-264-6506 or by email below: