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Local History Grants for Collections Care and Access

Collections Care and Access Grants | Wisconsin Historical Society


Need help applying for grant funding? Learn how to apply for a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History.

Mini-Grant Funding Available for Wisconsin Historical Society Affiliates

Do you have a project that needs funding support? Each spring, affiliates can apply for grants up to $700 for projects and activities that support collections care and management. Mini-grant application materials for 2019 grants are due May 17, 2019.

Mini-Grant Resources:  

The Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History are pleased to announce that 25 affiliated local historical societies received a total of $11,500 through the 2018 mini-grant program.

Recipients of the 2018 mini-grant included: Alma Historical Society, Appleton Historical Society, Belgian Heritage Center, Black Earth Historical Society, Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society, Clear Lake Historical Museum, Colby Rural Arts Museum, Ephraim Historical Foundation, Gibraltar Historical Association, Green County Historical Society, Kenosha County Historical Society, La Crosse County Historical Society, Lake States Railway Historical Association, Luck Area Historical Society, McFarland Historical Society, Niagara Area Historical Society, Oconto County Historical Society, Oregon Area Historical Society, Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Pulaski Area Historical Society, Rosendale Historical Society, Sterling Eureka and Laketown Historical Society, Washburn Area Historical Society, and Wisconsin Marine Historical Society.

To read more about mini-grant recipients, click here.

Become an Affiliate

Not an affiliate yet? Use the resources on our How to Become a Local History Affiliate page to apply for affiliation with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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