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Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Looking for the Dictionary of Wisconsin History?

Review types of gutters and maintenance tips for gutters on your historic house.

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

How to renovate upper floor space into residential units.

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HOPE VI Main Street Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development

This program provides assistance to smaller communities developing affordable housing undertaken in connection with a Main Street evitalization effort.

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

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

Learn about the best roof ventilation solutions.

National History Day in Wisconsin

See an overview and timeline for each NHD contest level.

Learn how to enter the 50th Anniversary Photo Contest

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

The Little Orange Book

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

Ensure that your rehabilitation project follows historic preservation best practices.

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International Grants Program

The Questers

This grant funds teh restoration and preservation of artifacts, existing memorials, historic buildings, landmarks and educational purposes.

Learn to identify typical brick foundation problems.

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For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.

Learn best practices for preserving your original pressed-metal (tin) ceiling.

Identify and repair tile and terrazzo flooring.

Review the reasons to preserve the original wood features on your historic building.
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