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Services for Local Historical Societies and Organizations

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Find helpful services and resources relevant to all aspects of local historical societies. Connect with professionals who are experienced in conservation, consulting and dealing with collections damaged by natural disaster.

Conservation Services Resources

Need a conservator for your books, paintings, photos, textiles and other materials in your collections? While the Wisconsin Historical Society does not provide in-house conservation services, we have compiled a list of professional preservation and conservation suppliers and services.

Please see our Preservation and Conservation Resources and Professional Conservation and Restoration Services webpages for more information. (Note: Inclusion on these lists does not constitute an endorsement by the Wisconsin Historical Society.)

Consulting Services for Local Historical Organizations

The Wisconsin Historical Society offers a wide variety of services to local historical organizations, including consulting services. Explore the PDF list below to find experienced Society staff who can provide advice on subjects ranging from care of museum objects to preservation of historic buildings.

Managing Disaster

There are many resources available to guide historical societies and museums when dealing with collections damaged by flood or natural disaster.

  • For telephone advice and other services on cleaning up after a flood or natural disaster you may contact The Regional Alliance for Preservation at 1-800-843-8492.
  • The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) maintains a force of 64 "rapid responders" trained to assess damage and initiate salvage of cultural collections after a disaster. Cultural institutions needing assistance should contact the AIC office at
    1-202-452-9545 for a referral.

Online Resources for Managing Disaster

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Contact the Northern Representative:

Janet Seymour
c/o University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,
Hibbard 733
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