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Government Relations for Historic Preservation Advocates, Part 1 of 2

Your historic preservation advocacy group can accomplish great things by building a good relationship with government officials.

Identify effective ways to craft your historic preservation message for different audiences by anticipating their concerns and objections.

Your nonprofit organization's tax status determines whether your organization can engage in lobbying and other political activities

Learn tips for using local and county histories for geneaology research.

Elements to look for and pay attention to when renovating the interior of a historic building.

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

What to do after holding a National History Day event at your school

Learn methods of assessing the condition of the foundation, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems of a historic building.

Insulate and seal walls in your historic house to improve energy efficiency.

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

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.

Learn how to repair ceramic tiles in your historic house.

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

The name you choose for your historic preservation organization will influence your "brand" and ultimately the success of your organization.

Learn best practices to maintain and/or replace the original furnace in your historic house.

Review methods of removing paint and managing lead paint in your historic building.

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

Student Guides to NHD

Learn how to create your National History Day project.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn about creating a National History Day exhibit

Aim for success by developing a fundraising strategy that incorporates the practices and methods in this article.
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