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Arts and Artifacts Appraisers

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

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Location and Directions

For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

All the information you need to travel to the Society's headquarters building.

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

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Spring 2017 Issue, Volume 100, Number 3

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

Free access to selected Wisconsin records to help you with your family history research

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

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For Headquarters, Library, Archives and Program Offices

The Library and Archives are open Monday - Saturday. Librarians and archivists are available to help you and to make your visit productive.


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

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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

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Purchasing Copies

Copy fees and policies for the Society's Library and Archives.

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

Defining Permission, Copyright and Terms of Use

Learn about obtaining permission and the copyright laws that apply to images purchased from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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Collections Overview

Learn about the collection areas of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives.

Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

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

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Library Acquisitions Areas

See a list of the Society's Library acquisitions areas collected at a research level.
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