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Contact Information for the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find email addresses and phone numbers for the divisions and major programs of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Free access to selected Wisconsin records to help you with your family history research

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.

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"How to Preserve Your Historic Building" Web Content

Disclaimer from the Wisconsin Historical Society

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.

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

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Is Your Building Historic?

Determine your building's eligibility for a historic designation and the related benefits.

Learn the necessary elements for historic rehabilitation project work contracts.

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.

NHD Research

Learn where to go to research your National History Day in Wisconsin topic.

See the top 10 reasons to buy and restore a historic commercial building.

Learn about potential health hazards in old buildings.

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Economic Development and Affordable Housing Grants

Funding is available for projects intended as catalysts to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within neighborhoods and communities.

Explore different types of historic commercial signs and ways to use them.

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

A list of resources for professionals recommended by the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

Review the importance of design guidelines for historic buildings and learn how to interpret them.

Find helpful tips for working with contractors on your historic building rehabilitation project.

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

This book was developed in consultation with an advisory board of reading specialists, history scholars, curriculum coordinators, and teachers
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