Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society is both a state agency and a private membership organization. Founded in 1846, two years before statehood, and chartered in 1853, it is the oldest American historical society to receive continuous public funding. By statute, it is charged with collecting, advancing, and disseminating knowledge of Wisconsin and of the trans-Allegheny West.


Strengths:
Wisconsin history, genealogy, local history
Location:
816 State Street Madison, WI 53706
Email:
museum@wisconsinhistory.org
Phone:
+1-608-264-6555

Collections

Name Description
Freedom summer digital collection Selected materials from more than 100 manuscript collections documenting the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.