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Early Registration Discount Extended

The 2012 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Madison, September 28-29

There is still time to save on registration for the September 28-29 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. The early registration deadline has been extended to Friday, August 17, to allow more attendees to save $20 off the registration cost. Two-day conference registration is $95 for all registrations postmarked by August 17. Friday-only registration is discounted to $55 and Saturday-only registration is $50. After August 15, two-day registration is $115, Friday is $65, and Saturday is $60. Registration includes all conference sessions and workshops as well as morning refreshments, lunch and snacks. Final registrations must be postmarked by September 14.

Register Now for Workshops and Special Events

Space is limited in our workshops and is assigned as registrations are submitted. Our workshops are always very popular and fill up quickly. Capacity is also limited for the exclusive tours of the state Capitol, Madison's storied King Street district, the impressive Mansion Hill neighborhood and the mysterious Aztalan State Park. These tours will give you access to the Madison area's most interesting historic sites. You will also want to RSVP for Friday night's behind-the-scenes tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters where rarely seen collections will be on display, and you'll meet the Society staff who collect and preserve these objects.

Hotel Discount Expires September 1

Time is also running out to take advantage of discounted rooms at the conference hotel, the Sheraton Madison. Single rooms are discounted to $70 and double rooms are $99. These discounts will expire after September 1. You can make reservations online or by calling 1-608-251-2300 and mention Wisconsin Historical Society to receive the discount.

Learn More About the Program

You can get all the details about the conference on our website, where you can download the conference brochure to read about the diversity of topics being offered. You can also download the registration form. This year's conference will offer 22 sessions covering popular subjects such as preserving historic windows and doors, adaptive reuse of common buildings, insuring small museums and historic sites, and social media for small nonprofits. We will also offer 14 workshops for in-depth exploration of topics including genealogy, archival collections, preserving photographs, and saving and preserving vernacular art environments.

Please join us in Madison for Wisconsin's largest gathering for local history and historic preservation. This year's conference would not be possible without the assistance of our sponsors: the city of Madison, the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and the Wisconsin Council for Local History.

:: Posted August 9, 2012

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