Wisconsin Historical Society

Preserve Your Homes and Properties

Federal Government Shutdown

During the recent shutdown, the State Historic Preservation Office continued to review Historic Preservation Tax Credit applications, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, and projects subject to Section 106 of the NHPA. At that time, our federal agency partners requested we not forward any projects, applications, or nominations to their offices; now that the government has re-opened we are forwarding materials to our federal partners. However, please be aware that federal project review may continue to be delayed as federal agencies resume operations and address backlogs.

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.

Preservation Professionals

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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

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