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Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month


A photo mosaic of one of Wisconsin's most famous shipwrecks, the Rouse Simmons (also known as the "Christmas tree ship"), which sank in Lake Michigan a century ago: November 23, 1912

The Wisconsin Historical Society encourages communities throughout Wisconsin to begin planning now for events and activities to celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month this coming May. During this monthlong celebration several local and regional events are planned to promote historic and prehistoric places for the purposes of instilling community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showcasing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.

Highlighting Local Historic and Archaeological Landmarks

Wisconsin's Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month offers limitless possibilities to highlight local historic and archaeological landmarks. Activities and events eligible for inclusion in Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month include everything from walking tours, a historic building open house and how-to workshops to fundraising kickoffs, historic marker dedications and op-ed pieces on historic preservation in the local newspaper.

Join in the Celebration

Do not miss the opportunity to join in this year's celebration. We can suggest more ideas for planning your event, but your community's special historic places will likely inspire unique ways to celebrate. To submit your Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month event to our event calendar, use our online form. Or you can contact us at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706, by telephone at 608-264-6493 or via email.

:: Posted March 26, 2012

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