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General Information

Accessibility

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See information about the accessibility of the building and the services provided to visitors with disabilities.

General Information

Donating an Item or Collection

Learn the process for donating an item or collection to the Society.

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures to ensure they are available for future generations to enjoy

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural collecting institutions

General Information

Location and Directions

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

All the information you need to travel to the Society's headquarters building.

Find out what the difference is between a 'Contributing' and 'Non-Contributing' property to a Historic District.

General Information

Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Defining Permission and Copyright

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

General Information

Purchasing Copies

Copy fees and policies for the Society's Library and Archives.

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

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Collections Overview

Learn about the collection areas of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

General Information

Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

General Information

Visitor Amenities

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Society offers large, comfortable work spaces, wireless access, lockers and many other amenities to visitors.

Common questions about ordering images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

Library-Archives

Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.
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