About the Wisconsin Magazine of History | Wisconsin Historical Society

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About the Wisconsin Magazine of History

About the Wisconsin Magazine of History | Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Magazine of History is the full-color quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It informs and delights readers with intriguing articles about Wisconsin culture and the people, places and events of Wisconsin's past. Learn more about the current issue.

Stories Unique to Wisconsin

Since it was first published in 1917, the Wisconsin Magazine of History celebrates all that makes Wisconsin special. Whatever your interests, you will find something to spark your curiosity — carefully researched and beautifully presented.

Fascinating Images and Book Excerpts

The magazine documents the rich social, economic, and political history of Wisconsin with photographs, cartoons, posters and drawings from visual materials in the Society's collections. Also, every issue features book excerpts from the award-winning Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Wisconsin's oldest book publisher.

How to Get a Free Subscription

Subscriptions to the Wisconsin Magazine of History are a benefit of membership in the Wisconsin Historical Society. To become a member, call us toll free at 1-888-748-7479.

Hesseltine Award

Did you know? Each year readers pick the Hesseltine Award winner by voting for their favorite original article from the recent volume of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.  The William Best Hesseltine Award was established in 1965 in memory of historian and Wisconsin Historical Society past president William B. Hesseltine.

Award of Merit Winner

AASLH award winner.


The Wisconsin Magazine of History is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History Leadership in History Awards. This national awards program, now in its 65th year, grants the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

Browse the Magazine Archives

Search, read and print past issues of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History" from the Society's archives.

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Have Questions?

Contact Sara Phillips, Editor of Wisconsin Magazine of History, by phone at 608-264-6549 or by email below: