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The Society relies on vital support from the State of Wisconsin and its members and donors. Find information about giving to the Society, membership ...

Read an overview of role of state statutes and see the compendium of primary state historic preservation laws (PDF).

The primary records created by county clerks, the retention period for each record type and guidance on notifying the Society before destruction.

Recognize traditional cornices and learn to maintain them.

National History Day Competitions

View Wisconsin NHD State Event results since 2000

Learn to identify and evaluate structural problems in your historic building's foundation.

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

A list of primary records created by county treasurers, the retention period for each record type and guidance on notifying the Society before destruction.

Historic Preservation Commission List (PDF)

See PDF of contact information for Local Historic Preservation Commissions in Wisconsin. Maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society..

General Information

Dane Arts Grants

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

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

General Information

About Our 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Learn about the definitive fourth-grade Wisconsin history textbook

General Information

Benefits of Participation in NHD

National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn the benefits for teachers and students when they participate in National History Day

The Little Orange Book

An overview of records management practices and recommendations for the retention and disposition of municipal records.

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

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

Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation

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

Find helpful services and professionals to help with local historical society concerns.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Learn the best practices for preserving the upper-floor windows and transoms on your historic building.

Learn how to make your historic building accessible to people with disabilities.
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