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Feature Story

Reed School Restoration

Neillsville, Wisconsin

This 1915 one-room country school, serving Wisconsin students through 1951, was restored to its appearance during the 1940s.

1-5 West Main Street, Evansville, Wisconsin

Historic photographs, research and removing layers of remodeling reveal the history of three 1852 buildings on a prominent downtown corner.

The Marathon County Historical Society wins the Society's Museum Exhibit Award for "Our Stories: The History of Marathon County."

Preservationists, Hunters, and Government Officials Coordinate Efforts to Spare Bridges from Demolition

An unlikely partnership of preservationists, hunters, and government officials spare historic bridges from demolition.

Adam and Mary Smith House, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Ornate masion slated to be deomolished is saved using Historic Preservation Tax Credits, relocated, and becomes centerpiece of new housing development.

The Brown County Public Library was awarded the Society's 2014 Public Program Award for its 25-year local history series.

The 2014 Historic Preservation Award was presented to Carolyn Rock for her efforts to help protect and promote Door County's maritime heritage.

Sustained Community Effort Turns a 1907 High School Building into a Thriving Arts Center

Learn how a historic preservation group dealt with setbacks and conflicts to turn a deteriorating school building into a successful arts center

The 2014 Historic Restoration Award was presented to Gorman and Company for the firm's work on Milwaukee's Brewhouse Inn and Suites.

Wisconsin History Maker Award

Nationally recognized social worker, community organizer, who led the successful campaign to restore federal recognition of the Menominee Tribe.

Paul Jules Saloon Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin

A boarded-over 1883 Italiante building is revived; attracting new businesses and positive changes to the Broadway-Walnut Historic District.

The 2014 Governor's Award for Archival Innovation goes to Milwaukee Public Television

Matthew Prigge won the award for his article 'The Girl-Man of Milwaukee: The Lives of Cora Anderson.'

Wisconsin History Maker Award

Read about the Wisconsin couple, founders of Generac Power Systems, manufactuerer of complete engine-driven generator systems.

Imig Block, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Three owners participate in complex project to rehabilitate an 1882 elaborate Victorian Italianate style building.

A Positive Message and Multifaceted Campaign Saves the Historic Buildings

A positive and reasonable message was the key to saving historic buildings on the city of Madison's famed State Street.

First National Bank, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

1873 building's character undermined by remodelings is restored to its Romanesque Revival glory.

Copeland Service Station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Using tax credits, a neglected 1938 Milwaukee gas station was reinvented as a coffee shop, preserving its Streamline Moderne style.

Wisconsin History Maker Award

Learn about the co-founder of Manpower, Inc, the world's largest temporary job service company who actively promoted peace in the Middle East.

Mineral Point High School, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

A 1903 high School's special Richardsonian Romanesque historic details are maintained. Lockers were left in place in the original wide corridors and b
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