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Campaign News

Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society, publicly launched in October 2010, seeks
to complete the first major fundraising campaign in the Society’s history to reach the campaign’s

$77 million goal.
                                             Visit forwardcampaign.org for more information.

Helping to Save Wisconsin’s Historic Homes and Properties

You can help double support for               Once the project is complete:                 Easy Ways to Donate:
the Society’s Historic Preservation Web
Initiative by making a special, one-time      •	 Homeowners will be able to research        1.	 Mail a check payable to the Wisconsin
gift before April 30. A grant from Preserve       the history of their homes, learn how to      Historical Foundation, P.O. Box
America, an initiative of the National Park       identify common issues, and access            260050, Madison, WI 53726-0050.
Service and the U.S. Department of the            how-to training for fixing problems or        Please include the words “Historic
Interior, will match gifts dollar-for-dollar      working with building professionals.          Preservation” on the memo line
through April. As part of the Forward!                                                          of your check to further ensure
Campaign, the Historic Preservation Web       •	 Commercial building owners will                accurate processing.
Initiative will provide key online resources      have access to technical preservation
for people working to preserve historic           training to address common                2.	 Contact Juliet Page at (608) 261-6580
places in Wisconsin and throughout                rehabilitation concerns and also
the nation.                                       find tips about possible sources             or juliet.page@wisconsinhistory.org.  •
                                                  of financing.
Historic Preservation                                                                       “I am proud to have made a
Web Initiative                                •	 Local preservation commissioners           contribution toward this vitally
                                                  will gain a greater understanding         important initiative. By preserving
Despite a significant and growing demand          of their role in local government         Wisconsin’s historic buildings and
for these resources, currently there is           and promoting preservation in the         places, we will honor the legacy of
no single definitive source for people            community.                                those who came before us by ensuring
seeking basic information about historic                                                    their rich heritage is passed on to
preservation projects. To respond to that     •	 Preservation advocates will find           future generations.”
need, the Society’s Historic Preservation         information needed to organize a local    Gary Gorman
Web Initiative will provide free, convenient      preservation advocacy group, explain      President and CEO,
and easily accessible information, tools          how to communicate the values of          Gorman & Company Inc.
and training. These key resources                 preservation to the community and         2009 National Preservation
will benefit homeowners, commercial               advocate for the protection of historic   Award Winner, National Trust for
building owners, local preservation               buildings as community assets.            Historic Preservation
commissioners and community groups.
They will also serve as a model to those      We Need Your Support
throughout Wisconsin and the nation.
                                              Saving historic places requires dedicated
    Launched in April of 2010, the            people backed by the right resources. Your
Historic Preservation Web Initiative has      gift will help ensure future generations
already made available four decades           will inherit a Wisconsin where history is
of data on 128,000 historic buildings in      displayed in its structures, where heritage
Wisconsin — an invaluable resource to         is celebrated with regularity, and our
support ongoing preservation efforts.         identities are closely linked with our past.

                                                  Please consider making a special
                                              gift in support of this project before April
                                              30. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-
                                              dollar by a grant from Preserve America,
                                              doubling its impact throughout Wisconsin
                                              and the nation.

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