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General Information

Parking and Transportation

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

See parking and transportation options for visiting the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building.

Do you have a three-dimensional object that relates in a significant way to the history or prehistory of Wisconsin? See the other criteria needed to donate

Common questions about the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Archives collection.

Common questions about purchasing historical images from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Learn about the various online and physical catalogs you can use to search the Society's collections.

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's award-winning, full color, quarterly magazine. Published since 1917.

General Information

Government Publications

Learn how to access the Government Publications collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

See a list of reliable preservation and conservation resources for museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural collecting institutions.

General Information

Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

See a list of professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois

The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.

Information on over 7,000 photographers who were active in Wisconsin from about 1840 to 1976.

Winter 2015-2016 Issue, Volume 99, Number 2

Explore the contents of the current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents


Explore the wide range of subjects collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives.

Learn about interlibrary lending of Society materials.

Learn about working with and finding professionals to conserve or preserve your family heirlooms and art.

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Borrow Materials

See the Library's borrowing policies and interlibrary loan services.

See links to helpful websites offering tips on caring for and maintaining family treasures.
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