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Help your historic preservation advocacy group get from point A to point B by developing a goal-based strategic plan.

Your nonprofit organization's history includes valuable information and insights - your institutional memory - that should not be lost to time.

Learn how to get started with an advocacy effort to save historic buildings and resources in your community

Your entire nonprofit board can be paralyzed by the bad behavior and negative attitude of even one board member.

A charette might be your best tool when your historic preservation group is is faced with a problem that requires a community solution

Submission Guidelins

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invite nominations of published genealogies of Wisconsin families

The passion that fuels advocacy work can also lead to friction and conflict among the staff, board members, and volunteers of a nonprofit organization.

Learn how to purchase digital files and prints and receive permission for commercial and non-profit projects.

To avoid losing your community's historic resources during a disaster, you must prepare in advance and act quickly as the disaster unfolds.

Before you sign the paperwork to form a new historic preservation group, learn about your supporters and community.

Helpful tips for using the Wisconsin Historical Society Website

Watch and learn as a Society reference librarian shares search tips for using our website.

Your historic preservation group can work with your local government to advocate for a historic preservation ordinance and commission.

Learn methods of sealing and insulating many different parts of your historic house.

Your historic preservation group can find many ways to collaborate and share information with universities and colleges.

Your nonprofit preservation organization can find funding opportunities and lots of support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Guide or Instruction

Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

A comprehensive guide of the most important primary sources for teachers, students and researchers wanting to study Freedom Summer.

Learn about some of the challenges your group my face as it moves through stages of development.

Learn best practices to maintain and/or replace the original furnace in your historic house.

Questions to Get You Started

Use these questions to develop a well-documented, comprehensive text for your marker inscription.

Your advocacy group's message for historic preservation will have more impact if the people who deliver know how to be clear, rational, and appealing.
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