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Member Appreciation Month - Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society

Member Appreciation Month

Members make a big difference! So this month we're celebrating you! May is Member Month

This month we’re celebrating you!

Your support in the last year has made a real impact in the last year as we navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for making it possible for us to find new ways to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Wisconsin! As a way to celebrate our wonderful members, we’ve put together this special member month page, where you can find online activities, stories, and chances to win prizes throughout the month. We hope you enjoy your member month benefits, and that you take a moment to feel proud of what you have helped accomplish!

A Message from our Staff – Thank You!

Thank you members for your endless support! You make what we do possible, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Member discounts

During the month of May, save big on gift memberships and the in online store!

Find everything from Mother’s Day gifts to fun for the family and more on our online store! We have a wide array of Wisconsin themed appeal, home décor, toys, games, books and more! Use your membership ID during checkout to get 20% off your purchase.

This May, give the gift of membership to a loved one! Share a subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History with a friend or neighbor! As a member, you save 40% off all gift memberships for the month of May.

Gift Memberships

Gift Membership

Online Store

Online Store

Enter To Win Big

As a way to say thank you for your support, we’re giving away BIG prizes!

Free Genealogy Webinar, showing an illustrated metaphor of a family tree (aka it's a tree)

Free Genealogy Webinar

Free Digitype! Showing a dachshund picture before and after the digitype process

Free Digitype!

Prize Pack 1 for Member Month 2021. Old Farm Basket: Valued at $150 - Large Handmade Bowl, Classic Sourdough Bread Mix, Artisan Sourdough by Casper Andre Lugg and Martin Ivar Fjeld, Old Farm Country Cookbook by Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly, Wisconsin Tea Towel

Old Farm Basket

Prize Pack 2 for Member Month 2021. Befriend Nature Basket: Valued at $185 - Befriend Nature Tote, Wisconsin Cribbage Board, Wisconsin Seasons Playing Cards, Fraser Fir Candle, Thousand Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail by Melanie Radzicki McManus, Seventh Generation Earth Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin by Patty Loew, Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History by Scott Spoolman, Conservation Pin

Befriend Nature Basket

Quiz Corner

Family fun for everyone! Quirky quizzes and word searches all celebrating the people of Wisconsin! Stay entertained from wherever you are with these fun activities about Visionaries, Changemakers, & Storytellers.

Connect with the Society and Explore all the work we can do together!

Stay tuned with social media to learn more about Wisconsin history and your membership benefits. Check out our Youtube page to watch fun videos, or check in with Facebook and Instagram to read about what is new!


Explore Wisconsin's History

You can find out more about our history in these pages focusing on other monthly celebrations!