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Anyone can apply for a Wisconsin Historical Marker by submitting a completed application form. Read how to do it step-by-step.

National History Day Competitions

A generic judge orientation outline used at the state event and at several regional events in Wisconsin

Government Relations for Historic Preservation Advocates, Part 2 of 2

Learn how elected officials get their information so you can target your group's outreach to the right people

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day performance

The first steps to start a new nonprofit organization in Wisconsin are the same, regardless of the new organization’s purpose and mission.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Example recruitment and confirmation letters to school-level event judges for National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn how to fix a door that sticks or binds in your historic building.

A great nonprofit board can make the difference between a highly successful organization and one that few people even know about.

Explore information about caring for the clay tile roof on your historic house.

Learn the steps in the SHPO review process for Federal projects.

Facebook offers enormous potential to build support and raise money for your cause.

Television and radio provide great opportunities to share your historic preservation message and attract large numbers of supporters.

Questions to Get You Started

Use these questions to develop a well-documented, comprehensive text for your marker inscription.

A potential Wisconsin Historical Marker must meet the criteria for the marker topic and where it will be located.

Your historic preservation group can use a retreat to focus on a complex issue in a distraction-free setting.

To build your nonprofit organization's membership, you can apply many of the same strategies that businesses use to attract customers.

Guide or Instruction

About the Public Program Award

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for an award that honors outstanding work in a new Wisconsin history public program.

Your nonprofit board and executive director have different and complementary roles, but they must work together to ensure your organization is a success.

Before you sign the paperwork to form a new historic preservation group, learn about your supporters and community.
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