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A Century at 816 State Street

A Centennial Celebration of the Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters Building

On Friday, October 19, 1900, an audience of 900, including members of the Society, state legislators, university faculty, and other invited guests assembled to celebrate the culmination of a dream — a new home for history.

Society building during construction, 1898
During construction, 1898
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On Thursday, October 19, 2000, present and former Society staff, along with invited guests,  gathered throughout the day to commemorate the historic dedication of a historic building and "A Century at 816 State Street."

Visit our History of the Wisconsin Historical Society Building page to see panoramas and read articles about the history of this grand structure.


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