Wisconsin Historical Society

Preserve Your Homes and Properties

Thank you for attending the 2017 Conference!

Local History and Historic Preservation Annual Conference
  • Make plans to join us October 26-27, 2018 in Elkhart Lake

State Historic Preservation Officer Review Process

Learn the steps to follow to get a letter from the State Historic Preservation Officer, also known as SHPO.

Have Questions?

Contact Andrew Stern by phone at 608-261-2457 or by email:

Preservation Professionals

Tax Credits and Funding

 Tax Credits for Historic Building Rehabilitation

 If you are planning work on a historic building, you may be eligible for a tax credit.

 Historic Preservation Funding Opportunities

 Browse over 40 programs offering funding for projects that preserve Wisconsin's historic places.


Archaeology Programs and Services

Field archaeologist drawing trench wall.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has several programs that serve to protect and interpret Wisconsin's archaeological resources.


Man Mound historic marker.

Human Burials, Mounds and Cemeteries

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites in Wisconsin, including Native American mounds.

Have Questions?

Contact Kim Cook by phone at 608-264-6493 or by email: