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Use these five tools to craft a convincing message to advocate for historic preservation in your community.

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

Learn how to purchase digital files and prints and receive permission for commercial and non-profit projects.

Classroom Materials for NHD

Learn about how to bring National History Day into your classroom, including strategies, handouts, and lesson plans

Grant funding is readily available for historic preservation organizations that are willing to put in some hard work.

Social media has become so common that your historic preservation organization may appear out of touch if you do not use it in your operations.

Learn how to preserve or replace the metal roof on your historic building.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day performance

National History Day in Wisconsin

See examples of interview questions that judges may ask students at National History Day in Wisconsin competitions

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

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

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.

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

Guide or Instruction

Census Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using census records for family history research.

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.

To make a case for historic preservation in your community, you must understand your audience

Learn how to get started with an advocacy effort to save historic buildings and resources in your community

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.

Use press releases and media advisories to alert the media about your historic preservation group's newsworthy events.

If your nonprofit organization is considering investments and planned giving, you will need a committee that is dedicated to this task.
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