As part of the Heritage Circle, you make the
Wisconsin Historical Society extraordinary!

Your commitment makes it possible for the Society to share our state and nation's history with more people, in more places, than ever before.

The impact of your gift


Your tax-deductible membership or donation will enable the Society to continue:

  • Making available online and in-person one of the top five genealogical centers in the nation.
  • Supporting public and private efforts to protect Wisconsin's distinctive historic places.
  • Delivering innovative approaches to history education.
  • Offering engaging ways to experience Wisconsin history firsthand at the Society's 12 historic sites and museums.
  • Acquiring, conserving and sharing the largest collection of North American history outside of the Library of Congress.
  • Providing outreach services, workshops and networking opportunities to more than 380 affiliated county, local and specialized historical societies.


Membership Benefits

President’s Council members contribute $5,000 or more annually and receive all of the Heritage Circle benefits listed below, as well as:

  • A private, exclusive dinner for members of the President’s Council

  • The opportunity to schedule one personalized, behind-the-scenes tour of the collections for up to eight people

Heritage Circle members contribute $1,000 or more annually and receive all of the following membership benefits

  • An annual subscription to the award-winning quarterly "Wisconsin Magazine of History"

  • Unlimited complimentary admission for two adults and all accompanying children to the Society's 12 historic sites and museums located throughout the state 

  • A Complimentary Gift: Your choice of a Wisconsin Historical Society Press publication

  • Invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and unique special events

  • 10-percent discount on purchases at, at all historic site and museum gift shops, on genealogical records, books, historic image prints and more

  • A subscription to the Society's weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest Society news, upcoming events, fascinating facts, and popular features from our website, like "Odd Wisconsin" and "This Day in Wisconsin History"

  • Recognition of your generous support in the Columns newsletter, the annual report, on the Society's website,, and on display in the Society's headquarters building



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To donate by phone, call us at 608-261-9364.

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