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Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.

Explore guidelines for building an addition to a historic house while preserving its historic character.

Understanding Your Community's Values on Historic Resources, Part 1 of 2

If you want to make a case for historic preservation in your community, you’ll need to understand your community’s values about its historic resources.

Blogging can be a useful communication tool for your historic preservation group to share its advocacy message with a large online audience.

Learn how to prepare the surface of a historic house for painting.

Before you can officially call your organization a "nonprofit," you must apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS.

When you start a new nonprofit organization, you must not overlook some mundane but important operating practices.

Read about techniques to help you develop a well-written historical marker inscription.

Your nonprofit organization’s ideal communications strategy will balance web-based communications with strategically-planned printed materials.

Learn how to repair mortar on your historic brick, stone or stucco building.

If your nonprofit board forms a governance committee, it will serve as your board’s conscience and ensure your board lives up to its potential.

Your nonprofit organization's best approach toward potential conflicts of interest is to establish a policy that will prevent these conflicts.

National History Day in Wisconsin

See a press release template for a school-level NHD event

Your nonprofit preservation organization can find funding opportunities and lots of support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Partnerships for Historic Preservation Advocacy, Part 2 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy group can ensure your partnerships are mutually rewarding by preparing to manage the inevitable challenges.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Bylaws provide an operating framework for your new nonprofit organization.

A media packet will help your historic preservation group communicate your message to members of the media who attend your events.

Your public statement for historic preservation must do two things: be highly persuasive, and draw listeners into your cause.

Helpful tips for using the Wisconsin Historical Society Website

Watch and learn as a Society reference librarian shares search tips for using our website.
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