Wisconsin Historical Society

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Society Headquarters
  • 816 State Street
  • Madison, WI 53706
Event Rental
  • The Wisconsin Historical Society invites you to host your event at our Headquarters location.
Library
  • Monday – Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
  • Friday – Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed
  • Phone: 1 (608) 264-6535
Archives
  • Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed
  • Phone: 1 (608) 264-6460
Historic Preservation Office
  • Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday and Major Holidays - Closed


  • All hours are subject to change based on the academic calendar.
Historic Sites and Museums
  • See a map of our historic sites and museums found throughout the state. Or, view each website from the menu below:
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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors — Image Gallery Essay

In conjunction with its mission, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hired numerous photographers to capture the environment, people, and resources of Wisconsin.

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Highlighted Resources

Wisconsin Center for Film
and Theater Research

Man in film room at Hickory Hill.

The Press

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Lively narratives and engaging explorations of Wisconsin for history lovers, educators and young readers

Publishers since 1855
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This Day in Wisconsin History

On this day in Wisconsin history

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