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Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

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About Our Microfilm Collection

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Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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