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

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Death Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using death records for family history research.

Tours offer a great way to increase the visibility of your organization and preservation issues in the area.

Learn how to replace clapboard wood siding on your historic building.

Organizing a Fundraising Auction for Your Nonprofit Organization, Part 2 of 3

Staging an auction can be a fun way to raise funds as long as your nonprofit organization plans the event carefully.

Your nonprofit organization's history includes valuable information and insights - your institutional memory - that should not be lost to time.

National History Day in Wisconsin

What to do the day of a National History Day event at your school

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

Learn the ways that members can support your nonprofit organization beyond just paying their annual dues.

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Cemetery Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using cemetery records for family history research.

Learn the top maintenance practices you can follow to prevent costly rehabilitation projects.

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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.

When you start a new nonprofit organization, you must not overlook some mundane but important operating practices.

Learn how to advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and resources in your community.

Compiled by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Find helpful information on managing local historical records.

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

Learn methods of sealing and insulating many different parts of your historic house.

Learn the basics of how to repair linoleum in your historic building.

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

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