Wisconsin Historical Society

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About the Local History-Field Services Program

About the Local History-Field Services Program | Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society's Local History-Field Services Program supports local historical organizations throughout Wisconsin by providing the following events and opportunities: 

The Society encourages all non-profit community organizations primarily concerned with the past, including publicly funded museums, to consider formal affiliation. Affiliation enables organizations to receive the following benefits:

We serve a diverse community of local history organizations throughout the state. Our local and regional partners are invited to:

The Society's only requirements of affiliates are to possess appropriate by-laws, open their programs to the public, and submit an annual report. For more information, contact Janet Seymour or Rick Bernstein through the links below.

Get Help Forming a Local Historical Organization

The Society's Field Services Program also offers local historical organizations advice and assistance in organizing, including information on tax exempt filing requirements and the Wisconsin Historical Society Affiliation Program. See more information on How to Form a Historical Society.

Local History LISTSERVE

The Local History LISTSERVE is for anyone interested in communicating with their local history colleagues throughout the state (and beyond). Members can ask questions, seek advice, post events and much more. Join by sending an email to: localhistory-request@listserve.uwec.edu and type SUBSCRIBE in the body of the email. Past messages to the Local History LISTSERVE are archived here if you'd like to review them sorted by thread. Questions or problems, please contact Janet Seymour at janet.seymour@wisconsinhistory.org.


To join, send an email to localhistory-request@listserve.uwec.edu and type SUBSCRIBE in the body of the email. Questions or problems, please contact Janet Seymour.

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Wisconsin Field Services Regions

Contact the Northern Representative:

Janet Seymour
c/o University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,
Hibbard 728
105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-4004
Phone: 715-836-2250

Contact the Southern Representative:

Richard Bernstein
Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Room 455
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Phone: 608-264-6583