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Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month

Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologists document the lake schooner "Northerner" near Port Washington (photo by Tamara Thomsen)

May is Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month, a time to showcase Wisconsin's diverse and unique heritage. Local historical societies, museums, public libraries and other institutions use this month-long celebration to highlight the important role historic preservation plays in protecting our state's past. You can find 46 ways to celebrate the places that matter to communities across Wisconsin in our online calendar.

A Variety of Events Planned Statewide

  • Tour the Raddatz Rockshelter at Natural Bridge State Park
  • Experience a traditional Ho-Chunk powwow in Black River Falls
  • Discover Brewers Hill and the Beerline — two of Milwaukee's oldest residential neighborhoods
  • Satisfy your curiosity at the Third Annual Artifact Identification Day at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
  • Celebrate the reunion of Manitowoc-built submarine crews and builders
  • Explore the Whitewater Mounds Archaeological Preserve

These are just a few examples of the events posted in our calendar. If there is an event in your community that you would like to share, there is still time! To submit your Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month event, please write to us at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, by telephone at 608-264-6512 or by email. You can also submit events using our online form.

Online Preservation Resources

You don't need an event to celebrate Historic Preservation Month in your community. You can use our Architecture and History Inventory and our database of Wisconsin properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places ) to learn more about historic places in your community. The Society's historic preservation program is always available to help you learn more about preserving Wisconsin's archaeological, architectural and historical legacy.

Read More About Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Wisconsin

:: Posted May 6, 2010

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