Wisconsin Historical Society

Preserve Your Homes and Properties

Property Record Search

Search the most up-to-date version of the National or State Register of Historic Places and/or the Society's Architecture and History Inventory.

Or browse all properties

Local History and Historic Preservation Conference

Local History and Historic Preservation Annual Conference

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 Chip Brown by phone at 608-264-6508 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: