Legislators' Guide to the Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Legislators' Guide to the Wisconsin Historical Society

Legislators' Guide to the Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society

Government Affairs

The Wisconsin Historical Society connects people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories. The Government Affairs office provides the direct link between Wisconsin’s governing body, the needs of your community, and the expertise of the State Historical Society.


Legislators' and Elected Officials Guide

The Legislators' Guide and Society Scorecard contain information most commonly requested by Wisconsin legislators. Legislators and others can consult these documents for Wisconsin Historical Society facts, programs, services and contacts.

A one stop shop informational page to all the services offered through the Government Relations Team.

See the Society's major contributions to Wisconsin's economic, educational and cultural health through innovative initiatives.

Read a brief overview of our history and divisions and view an detailed map of Society programs across the Wisconsin's 72 counties.

Click here to explore your district’s distinct impact on Wisconsin State History.

Learn more about our artwork loan program for elected officails. Browse our available collection and learn if you’re eligible for local artwork through our program.

Federal Congressional Delegation Resources

Additional Resources


Introducing Capitol Connections!

Stay up to date on all things Wisconsin Historical Society with our bi-monthly E-newsletter. See the latest editions below. 


Wisconsin History Center Updates

Stay up to date on all things History Center on our webpage: The Campaign for a New Wisconsin History Center

Explore the Wisconsin History Makers Tour details and schedule! 

The Wisconsin History Makers Tour will travel throughout the state from September 2023 to February 2027. The tour is a collaboration with local history organizations, libraries, community groups, cultural venues, and other partners.


History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin!

History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin

The 7th Annual History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin is April, 17, 2024! 

Registration is now open for the 7th annual History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin. Volunteer to be a history advocate.

Register Here  

Don't wait to register! Register before our early bird deadline of February 20 to receive an exclusive invitation to an online class on "How to Be an Advocate" and reserved seating at our Lunch & Learn presentation.


Celebrate Black History Month! 

celebrate black history in wisconsin

African American history in Wisconsin

The Society is celebrating BIG moments in Wisconsin history, including the significant impact that African Americans have had on the history of the state. Learn about this impact through the articles, artifacts, and other important items below that help tell the story of African Americans in Wisconsin.

Traveling Displays and Exhibits 

Share Wisconsin history with your community! 

Great Lakes Small Streams Exhibit Kettle Moraine

Great Lakes Small Streams" on display at Kettle Moraine Middle School

The Wisconsin Historical Society offers banner displays to schools, civic organizations, community groups, and other public and private venues.

Learn More about the different displays and exhibits here: Traveling Displays and Exhibits

For more information or questions about scheduling and exhibit, please email travelingexhibits@wisconsinhistory.org.


Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson Legacy Exhibit

Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson being sworn into court

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment went into effect and citizens of the United States could no longer be denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.

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 Have Questions?

The Society is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Kate Easton, Director of Government Relations, by phone at 608-264-6442 or by email below: