About the Division of Historic Preservation
The Division of Historic Preservation-Public History helps people preserve places of enduring value and presents a fresh perspective on history through publications, programs and services.
The Society is the federally-designated state historic preservation office. In partnership with communities, organizations and individuals, the Division works to identify, interpret and preserve historic places for the benefit of present and future generations.
Human Burials, Mounds and Cemeteries
The division administers the state’s burial sites preservation program.
National Register and State Register of Historic Places
The division administers the Wisconsin portion of the National Register of Historic Places in partnership with the National Park Service and manages the State Register of Historic Places.
Preserve Your Homes and Properties
The division provides educational resources and assistance in historic preservation to property owners, local organizations and governments.
State Archaeology and Maritime Preservation Program
The division maintains state records on archaeological sites, protects sites on public lands, administers property tax exemptions and provides access to research and public education about Wisconsin’s archaeological resources.
State Historic Preservation Officer Review
The division reviews federal, state and local projects for their effect on historic and archaeological properties.
Tax Credits for Historic Building Rehabilitation
The division certifies historic building rehabilitation projects for state and federal income tax credits.
Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD)
The division maintains historic building, archaeological and burial site inventories.