Services for Local Historical Societies | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Services for Local Historical Societies and Organizations

Services for Local Historical Societies | Wisconsin Historical Society

Find helpful services and resources relevant to all aspects of local historical and heritage societies. Connect with professionals who are experienced in conservation, consulting, dealing with collections damaged by natural disaster and more.

Have Conservation Questions?

A list of reliable preservation and conservation information resources for museums, historical societies, libraries and other cultural collecting institutions is available here.

Additionally, you may contact the Wisconsin Historical Society's curatorial services by email below:

Consulting Services for Local Historical Organizations

The Wisconsin Historical Society offers a wide variety of services to local historical and heritage organizations, including consulting services. Explore the PDF list below to find experienced Society staff who can provide advice on subjects ranging from care of museum objects to preservation of historic buildings.

Managing Disaster

There are many resources available to guide historic societies and museums when dealing with collections damaged by flood or natural disaster.

Cultural institutions may get free telephone advice and possibly other services on cleaning up after a flood or natural disaster by contacting your regional conservation center. Learn about the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild here.

Another helpful phone resource for museums, historical societies and cultural institutions is the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), which maintains a force of "national heritage responders" trained to assess damage and initiate salvage of cultural collections after a disaster. Cultural institutions needing assistance should contact National Heritage Responders at for a referral.

For more resources for local historical societies and museums on managing floods and natural distasters, click here. For resources available to guide property owners when dealing with historic homes or businesses damaged by flood, click here.

Public History Programs in Wisconsin

Public History programs are a great source for interns, volunteers, and staff for local historical societies and museums. Contact information for Library-Archives, Museum Studies and Public History certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in Wisconsin can be found in the PDF below.

Connecting to Collections Community

At Connecting to Collections, you will find a wealth of resources and assistance for small and mid-sized cultural institutions, provided free of charge by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Janet Seymour
c/o University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue, Hibbard 728
Eau Claire, WI 54701-4004
Phone: 715-836-2250