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Resources for Local Historical Societies

The Society's Local History Outreach Program provides resources for local historical organizations, including an annual conference, a series of Local History webinars, occasional workshops, grants and information to help you start your own local or specialized history organization.
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Local Historical Affiliate Directory

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society
Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin

Calling All History Advocates!
Learn about History Advocacy Day in Wisconsin, an opportunity to thank our lawmakers for their past support of history.
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Connect with Local History Outreach

Explore ways to connect with the Local History Outreach Program and local history experts across the state.
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Past Governor's Archives Awards Winners

A list of past Governor's Archives Awards Winners
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Local History Book Club

Join fellow Wisconsin book lovers and amateur historians for engaging discussions at book club!
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Local History - Historic Preservation Conference

2021 Annual Conference
The largest gathering of its kind in Wisconsin for volunteers, staff, and supporters of local history and historic preservation
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About the Local History Outreach Program

Support and Services for Local History and Cultural Groups in Wisconsin
The Local History Outreach Program provides support to local history and heritage organizations.
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Services for Local Historical Societies and Organizations

Find helpful services and professionals to help with local historical society concerns.
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Local History Webinars

Online Learning for Local History and Community Organizations
See upcoming educational programs for local history and community organizations and browse our past presentations.
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Local History Grants for Collections Care and Access

Learn how to apply for a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History.
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Local History Regional Meetings

Collaborate. Communicate. Join the discussion.
Local History gatherings feature hands-on training, networking, and updates on regional and statewide activities.
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Wisconsin Council for Local History

Learn who comprises the Wisconsin Council for Local History and its mission.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for Museums, Historical Societies, and Cultural Institutions

Find helpful articles and information on what to do if your museum or historical society is impacted the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Flood and Natural Disaster Resources for Museums, Historical Societies, and Cultural Institutions

Find helpful articles and information on what to do if your museum or historical society is impacted by flooding or other natural disaster.
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How to Form a Historical Society or Organization

Learn how you can receive help with organizing a local historical organization.
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Markers, Monuments, and Meaning

A Webinar Series
Learn about the role of monumental art in Wisconsin and the nation and investigate the current controversy over historical monuments and markers.

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