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A guide to the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters, 1900

State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Exercises at the Dedication of Its New Building, October 19, 1900...


The headquarters building of the Wisconsin Historical Society is one of the state's architectural gems. Opened in the fall of 1900 and remodeled in 1955 and 1967, the imposing structure on the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison campus has served several million researchers over the last century. This 151-page book, sometimes called the Wisconsin Historical Society "Memorial Volume," was printed for the building's opening ceremonies and includes close-up photographs of interior spaces, floor plans, and other detailed documentation of what the building originally looked like. It is mounted here in part to facilitate the 2008-2009 restoration work on the magnificent second floor Reading Room.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Pub Data: Madison: Democrat Printing Co., 1901.
Citation: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Exercises at the Dedication of Its New Building, October 19, 1900; together with a description of the building, accounts of the several libraries contained therein, and a brief history of the society. Ed. by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Memorial volume. (Madison: Democrat Printing Co., 1901). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1674; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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