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  • 816 State Street
  • Madison, WI 53706
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Wisconsin Center for Film
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New Museum Project

The Wisconsin Historical Society is actively developing plans for a new 21st-century museum which will serve as a hub for statewide history education and outreach. Click here to learn more.

The Press

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This Day in Wisconsin History

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