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Local History - Historic Preservation Conference

2020 Annual Conference

Historic Preservation - Local History Annual Conference | Wisconsin Historical Society

The 2020 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference will now be online October 21 through 23!

The Wisconsin Historical Society's leadership team has decided, due to public health concerns, to hold the 2020 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference online. In order to avoid conflict with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's online conference and the Halloween weekend, we have also changed the conference dates to Wednesday, October 21, through Friday, October 23. As a state agency, we follow the state government guidelines of the Badger Bounce Back Plan and believe that an online conference is the best way for us to provide a meaningful experience while also protecting the health of our staff and conference guests.

While we are disappointed that we won't be able to meet this year at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center in Rothschild, we are excited to announce that we have already booked this convention center for our 2022 conference from October 13 through 15. We look forward to working with our regional partners in the central Wisconsin area to plan fun, educational experiences where we can visit and learn from these local organizations. 

We are currently working to re-develop our sessions and activities to take full advantage of this new format! We look forward to sharing our updated schedule and registration details with you soon. We hope that by taking this time we can coordinate the same high-quality sessions, plenary events, and discussion groups that have become synonymous with the Society's Local History and Historic Preservation Conference.

You can sign up for the Local History e-newsletter to receive updates about the 2020 online conference by emailing fieldservices@wisconsinhistory.org to subscribe.

Hotel Reservations

If you reserved a hotel room for the 2020 conference, please remember to cancel those rooms at this time.

Cancellation Policy: The Holiday Inn requires notice of cancellation 24 hours prior to day of arrival, after which will result in a charge of one night’s stay. This rule applies to any consecutive night’s stay as well.

Cancellation Policy: The Best Western requires notice of cancellation by 6:00 pm CST day of arrival, after which will result in a charge of one night’s stay. This rule applies to any consecutive night’s stay as well.

SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE CONFERENCES

October 22 - 23, 2021, at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Appleton
October 13 - 15, 2022, at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild
October 19 - 21, 2023, at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse

Have Questions?

Contact us at lhhpconference@wisconsinhistory.org.

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