Member Appreciation Month - Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Society

Member Appreciation Month

May is Member Month! Members help keep Wisconsin history alive - so this month we're celebrating you!

This month we’re celebrating you!

Thank you for making it possible for us to find new ways to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Wisconsin! As a way to celebrate our wonderful members, we’ve put together this special member month page, where you can find different ways to participate as a member, share your love of history, learn new Wisconsin history facts, and have the chance to win prizes throughout the month. We hope you enjoy your member month benefits, and that you take a moment to feel proud of what you have helped accomplish!

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Double the impact of your gift

This Member Month, we are excited to give more families the opportunity to experience Wisconsin history and the benefits of membership! A generous donor has agreed to match the first $7,500 in donations to the Access for Everyone Fund. This fund supports our new Family Access Membership program - a sliding scale membership option for families - and allows more families to explore the power of history. Donate this month and your gift will go twice as far, allowing more families throughout Wisconsin to gain access to history!

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Member Discounts

This May, give the gift of membership to a loved one! Share a subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History with a friend or neighbor! As a member, you save 40% off all gift memberships for the month of May.


Collage of covers for the Magazine of History

Gift Membership

Blonde maple cheese board in the shape of the state of Wisconsin. A tag is tied to the board says "made in Wisconsin." that you can get in the online store!

Online Store

Enter To Win Big

As a way to say thank you for your support, we’re giving away BIG prizes!

Free Digitype! Showing a dachshund picture before and after the digitype process

Free Digitype!

Private Sunset Tour at Black Point Estate & Garden

Private Sunset Tour at Black Point Estate

Prize Pack 1 for Member Month 2023. 2 kids books: Eat Rutagbagas and Stormy by Jerry Apps, a tic tac Wisconsin board: cow heads and cheese make up the game pieces, a milk paint kit and a tractor kids blanket.

Out on the Farm Basket

Prize Pack 2 for Member Month 2023. Bucky Badger Cribbage board, 'Barns of Wisconsin' and 'Meet Me On the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs' books by Jerry Apps, a Madison leather coaster, and a Wisconsin mug with a beige exterior and Wisconsin farm in blue ink and blue interior glaze.

On Wisconsin Basket

Prize Pack 3 for Member Month 2023. A Old World Cow 1000 piece puzzle, a Villa Louis stained glass sheer scarf, Old World Soap, Pendarvis tea towels featuring a cornis pasty recipe, a Pendarvis candle, Ringlingville USA book by Jerry Apps, a black and white photographed white mug, and Black Point Estate book.

Explore our Sites Basket

Free Genealogy Webinar, showing an illustrated metaphor of a family tree (aka it's a tree)

Free Genealogy Webinar

Quiz Corner

Family fun for everyone! Test your knowledge with some Wisconsin history quizzes while exploring different parts of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Stay entertained – and learn something new – with these fun quizzes about Wisconsin’s historic places, historical markers, and important Wisconsin changemakers!

Connect with the Society and Explore all the work we can do together!

Stay tuned with social media to learn more about Wisconsin history and your membership benefits. Check out our Youtube page to watch fun videos, or check in with Facebook and Instagram to read about what is new!


Explore Wisconsin's History

You can find out more about our history in these pages focusing on other monthly celebrations!