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See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art.

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.

General Information

Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

General Information

Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

Common questions about ordering images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Do you have a three-dimensional object that relates in a significant way to the history or prehistory of Wisconsin? See the other criteria needed to donate

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives (Archive-It) collection.

Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

General Information

Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See parking and transportation options for visiting the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building.

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Learn the basics for using the Archives catalogs online.

General Information

Accessibility

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See information about the accessibility of the building and the services provided to visitors with disabilities.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

General Information

Hours

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

Defining Permission and Copyright

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural collecting institutions.

Library-Archives

Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.
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