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About the Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society

About the Wisconsin Historical Society

We Are the Wisconsin Historical Society

Among the nation's finest historical institutions

The Society is our state's memory and foremost storyteller. It is considered one of the nation's finest historical institutions. Learn more below.

Divisions and Programs

Learn how the Wisconsin Historical Society is organized and how each program helps connect people to the past.

Associated Organizations


The Society has many opportunities for all kinds of skill sets. Browse our job openings and volunteer opportunities for positions around the state.


Guides and Reports

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  • Become a Member

    Learn about membership benefits, levels, FAQs. Join or renew your current membership, or find answers to your membership questions.

  • Connect with the Society

    Wisconsin Historical Society has many options for you to connect with us, including Facebook, Twitter and more.

  • Contact Us

    Find email addresses and phone numbers for the divisions and major programs of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

  • Staff Directory

    Contact information for Wisconsin Historical Society staff is located in our Staff Directory.

Visit Us

Get expert advice in how to create a family tree or hunt for clues about an ancestor's past.

Email Us

Or call us at 608-264-6535

Awards from the Society

Each year the Society recognizes outstanding historical work that helps connect people to the past.