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

The deadline to register for the September 28-29 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference is fast approaching. Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, September 14. Full conference registration is $115, Friday only is $65 and Saturday only is $60. The conference fee includes all conference sessions and workshops as well as morning refreshments, lunch and snacks.

Hotel Discount Expires September 6

The special conference hotel rate at the Sheraton Madison has been extended to September 6. Single rooms are discounted to $70, and double rooms are $99. You can make reservations online or by calling 1-608-251-2300 and mention Wisconsin Historical Society to receive the discount.

Workshops and Special Events

Many of our workshops and tours are still open for registration. Secure your spot today on one of our exclusive tours of Madison area historic sites led by notable experts. You can tour the fascinating prehistoric site of Aztalan, led by archaeologist Bob Birmingham, who literally co-wrote the book on this National Historic Landmark. The Wisconsin State Capitol Tour, also a National Historic Landmark, will be led by architects Daniel Stephans and Charles Quagliana who oversaw the building's 14-year restoration and rehabilitation. You can also still catch walking tours of Madison's Mansion Hill Historic District and King Street, Madison's early commercial district, led by the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation.

All conference attendees will have the chance to attend two special free events. The Wisconsin Council for Local History is sponsoring the Town Square in the hotel's Inspiration Ballroom where several local history and historic preservation organizations will have exhibits highlighting their most interesting projects and activities. We're also very pleased to invite attendees to peek Behind the Scenes at the Wisconsin Historical Society, a Friday night event where you can view special collections, explore the building's grand spaces and meet Society staff.

Register Today

You can get all the details about the conference on our website where you can download the conference brochure (PDF 1.73 MB) and registration form (PDF 34 KB). When you register for the conference, you join hundreds of your colleagues from throughout Wisconsin who are ready to learn more about preserving and sharing our state's history.

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 September 4, 2012

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