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Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month


Door County's Cana Island Lighthouse, reflected in the waters of Lake Michigan at sundown (photo by Ken and Barb Wardius)

May is Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month, a nationwide opportunity to learn more about historic places and how we can preserve them. Wisconsin local historical societies, museums, public libraries and other institutions use this monthlong celebration to highlight the important role historic preservation plays in protecting our state's past. You can find many ways to celebrate the places that matter to communities across Wisconsin in our online calendar.

Intriguing and Informative Events Planned Statewide

  • Participate in a volunteer archaeological field survey in La Crosse.
  • Learn about Wisconsin's Historic Homeowners Tax Credit Program at a presentation in Portage.
  • Celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Baskerville Building in Madison.
  • Take a tour of the Whitewater Effigy Mounds and meet (through an actor's interpretation) Increase Lapham, one of Wisconsin's first scientists who documented Wisconsin archaeological sites.
  • Tour the effigy mounds at Indian Mound Park in Sheboygan.

For additional events and more details on the above-listed events, visit the Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month online calendar. There is still time to share an event in your community. To submit your Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month event online, you can use our events submission form. You can also email your event details, or call us at 608-264-6512.

Online Preservation Resources

You don't need an event to celebrate Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month in your community. You can search for historic places in your community on our website. The Society's historic preservation program is always available to help you learn more about preserving Wisconsin's archaeological, architectural and historical legacy.

:: Posted April 29, 2013

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