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

Submission Guidelins

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invite nominations of published genealogies of Wisconsin families

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

You will go a long way toward getting good publicity for historic preservation if you build good working relationships with the press.

Organizing a Fundraising Auction for Your Nonprofit Organization, Part 3 of 3

If your fundraising auction is to be a success, your auction table must have high-quality, meaningful items that generate buzz among the bidders.

By using a committee governance structure, your nonprofit board can divide up its work into more manageable tasks.

Get to Know Your Elected Officials and their Staff

Government outreach for advocates means two things: establishing relationships with the right people, and knowing who does what.

If your historic preservation group is not using internet technologies to reach your supporters, you are closing doors on a broad audience.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Learn how to remove and replace individual wood shingles on your historic house.

Learn how to start researching your family history using our physical and online family history resources.

Learn about some of the challenges your group my face as it moves through stages of development.

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.

Guide or Instruction

About the Book Award of Merit

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites submissions for the Society's annual Book Award of Merit, awarded in June of each year.

Make the most of your meeting with an elected official or political staffer by takinge the right actions before, during, and after the meeting.

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

Your historic preservation group can work with your local government to advocate for a historic preservation ordinance and commission.

Guide or Instruction

Passenger Lists Research Tips

Learn tips for using passenger lists for family history research.

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.
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