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.
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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World War I Propoganda Posters

World War I Posters — Image Gallery Essay

In an era where motion pictures were in their infancy, radio was almost unknown, and television was decades in the future, posters were crucial to shaping civilian attitudes towards the war.

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Highlighted Resources

Wisconsin Center for Film
and Theater Research

Man in film room at Hickory Hill.
Share your voice! Find dates and locations to let your voice be heard during the campaign for a new Wisconsin History Museum.

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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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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.