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About Our Volunteer Opportunities

See all Society, Museum and Historic Sites volunteer opportunities.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

Provides tax exemption for a property that contains an archaeological site listed in the National Register or State Register of Historic Places.

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Dane Arts Grants

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

Dane Arts seeks to promote arts, culture, and local history through multiple grant opportunites.

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Places to Stay

For Headquarters, Library, Archives, Program Offices

Planning to spend a few days doing research? Overnight accommodations are available at several establishments close to the Society.

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NEH Implementation Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

The grant offers support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

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Bemis Company Foundation

Bemis Company, Inc.

The foundation supports area projects involved in arts & culture and education.

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation

This foundation provides financial support improve the educational and environmental resources in Dane County including historic preservation.

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Historic Preservation Grants

The 1772 Foundation

This grant provides funds for the rebailitation and preservation of historic buldings throughout the United States.

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Hart Family Funds for Small Towns

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Assists small town preservation and revitalization initiatives for towns with populations of 5,000 or less

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This grant provides funding for the identification, evaluation, and listing of architectural and archaeological resources

Learn about the types of work-study opportunities available at the Society.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

A grant program to help local governments enhance transportation projects.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

This grant seeks to provide funding for the preservation and protection of archaeological sites and the built environment

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

Offers grants to nonprofits providing quality programming in health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a focus on low income/disadvantaged youth

American Architectural Foundation

This grants program helps local nonprofit design/civic groups produce public education programming for children.

National Park Service

Assists projects leading directly to identification, preservation, and interpretation of battlefield and/or historic sites associated with a battle.

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Public Humanites Program Grants

Wisconsin Humanities Council

This grant program seeks to enrich individuals’ lives and the civic life of communities through humanities education.

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Historic Homes Tax Credit Program

State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society

This program offers a 25-percent Wisconsin income tax credit for homeowners who rehabilitate historic, non-income-producing personal residences.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

This fund provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies grants to assist in the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historic interiors.

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Small Deal Fund

National Trust Community Investment Corporation

This Fund invests in small historic tax credit projects.
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