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This annual event offers many opportunities to celebrate your community's historic places.

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Budget and Reports

See the Society's budget and reports for current and recent years.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives (Archive-It) collection.

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Society Newsletters

Stay up-to-date on all the goings-on here at the Society via our newsletters and social media accounts.

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

See FAQs about the new Society website and information on new site improvements.

Identify the form and style of your building so you can successfully preserve, maintain and restore it.

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

Learn the key factors to consider before purchasing a historic house.

Meeting the Standards with NHD

Learn about National History Day state and national standards

Learn to identify typical brick foundation problems.

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About the Field Services Program

See information for services provided by the Society's Field Services Program, which assists historical organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Explanation of the Records Retention Schedules and instructions on how to adopt them.

Learn how to choose a professional to help you plan your historic building rehabilitation project.

Policy and Process for Borrowing Photographs, Rare Books, Manuscripts and Other Special Collections

Would you like to borrow items from the Library-Archives collection for use in an exhibition at a library, historical society, or museum? Read this first?

Learn about the Certified Local Government program and how it is administered in Wisconsin.

Identify and determine ways to protect prefabricated metals, including cast-iron, pressed-metal, steel and aluminum elements.

Review the most important features to maintain from your historic building's original interior design.

User-Centered Design, Simplified Browsing, Streamlined Search

The new wisconsinhistory.org features user-friendly design, simplified browsing and streamlined search.

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Public Records Notice

Learn how you may obtain access to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s public records.
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