Wisconsin Historical Society

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Resources for Local Historical Societies

The Society's Local History-Field Services Program provides resources for local historical organizations, including an annual conference, a series of Local History webinars, occasional workshops, grants and information to help you start your own local or specialized history organization.
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Information for Preservation Consultants and Archaeologists

Find forms, guidelines, resources for research and more.
Information and resources to assist architecture professionals and archaeology consultants in preserving Wisconsin's history
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Department of Transportation Determination of Eligibility Form

Download the Wisconsin Historical Society and DOT Determination of Eligibility Form.
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Archaeology Site Forms

Find information for completing Wisconsin archaeological site forms.
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Archaeological Professional Self-Qualification Form

Submit this form for placement on the Wisconsin list of professional archaeologists.
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Public Lands Field Archaeological Permit

Download the public land permit required to conduct archaeology on all non-federal public land in Wisconsin.
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National Register Form, "Wisconsin Preferred"

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.
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National Register of Historic Places Questionnaire

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.
General Information

Historic Preservation and Archaeological Consultants

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.
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What to Do If You Find Human Remains

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.
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How to Submit a Request to Disturb a Burial Site

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups
Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.
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Working or Building Within a Human Burial Site

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.
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Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Contact List

Find contact information for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO).
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Municipal and Town Governments and Burial Sites

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.
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Current Guidelines for Archaeologists Working within Burial Sites

Learn what the standards and expectations are for archaeologists working within Wisconsin's human burial sites.
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Archaeological Literature Review: A Guide to Dealing with Burial Sites

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.
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Documenting Burial Sites: A Guide for Archaeologists

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.
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Conducting Archaeological Survey or Testing Within the Boundaries of a Burial Site

A Guide for Archaeologists
Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.
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Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
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2016 List of Architectural Surveys

See the most current list of intensive architectural surveys completed in Wisconsin.

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