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Learn about the types of federal funding programs available for preserving a historic building or place in your community.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day documentary

Turn reluctant supporters of historic preservation into preservation advocates by preparing counter-arguments to common concerns

See guidelines for planning your rehabilitation project, and organizing the design and construction.

Guide or Instruction

Passenger Lists Research Tips

Learn tips for using passenger lists for family history research.

Help your historic preservation advocacy group get from point A to point B by developing a goal-based strategic plan.

Explore this in-depth online training for preservation commissioners.

A charette might be your best tool when your historic preservation group is is faced with a problem that requires a community solution

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

Guide or Instruction

Census Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using census records for family history research.

The key to managing an internal crisis in your nonprofit organization is to plan for it.

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

Learn strategies for responding to community misunderstandings and “bad press”

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

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

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

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

Social events and educational programs are two of the best ways to build membership in your historic preservation organization.

National History Day in Wisconsin

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

Submission Guidelines

The Historic Preservation and Restoration Awards recognize exemplary projects that have preserved or restored a part of Wisconsin's heritage
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