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

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

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

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

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Area Research Center Network

14 Locations Statewide

Learn about the Area Research Center Network in Wisconsin, which includes fourteen regional research centers.

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

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Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.

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Purchasing Copies

Copy fees and policies for the Society's Library and Archives.

Free access to selected Wisconsin records to help you with your family history research

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

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Accessibility

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

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

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

Spring 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 3

Explore the contents of the current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

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

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Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

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

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents
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