Support the Wisconsin Historical Society

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 390 affiliated county, local and specialized historical societies.

General Wisconsin Historical Society membership benefits:

  • 5-issue subscription to the Wisconsin
    Magazine of History—now also available
    as an e-publication on your computer,
    tablet or smartphone (excludes History
    Explorer level)
  • Free admission* to 12 historic sites and
    museums during regular operating hours
    for 2 adults and children under 18
  • 2 one-time use historic site guest
    to bring a friend or family
    member along
  • 10% discount on all Society ticketed
    events, webinars, workshops and
    conferences (including the annual Local
    History-Historic Preservation Conference)
  • 10% discount on books, historic image
    prints, genealogical records and more
  • One year of Columns, the Society's
    informative and colorful print
    newsletter—available in print and online
  • Invitations to exclusive member
    throughout the state
  • A subscription to the Society's Weekly
    with news, events and
    fascinating facts

    *Boat trip ticket to visit Black Point Estate purchased separately

Heritage Circle members contribute $1,200-$4,999 annually and receive the above benefits plus:

  • One complimentary publication from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press
  • Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes tours around the state
  • Opportunity to register for exclusive historical trips
  • One free registration to the Local History and Historic Preservation Conference (does not include lodging)
  • Opportunity to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Society conservator to examine your paper-based artifacts and answer preservation questions

Presidents Circle members contribute $5,000 or more annually and receive the above benefits plus:

  • An invitation to attend the annual President’s Council dinner

Join or renew your membership in the Heritage Circle

Heritage Circle Gift Amount
$ 1,200.00
$ 1,500.00
$ 2,000.00
$ 2,500.00
$ 5,000.00
Additional Information
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Giving online is safe and secure. Simply fill out the form above to make your secure donation. A confirmation email will be sent when you complete your donation.

Want to mail in your donation instead? Print and complete this form (PDF, 674 KB) and then mail it with your payment to: Wisconsin Historical Foundation, PO Box 260050, Madison, WI 53726-0050.

To donate by phone, call us toll free at 1-888-748-7479. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm.

Thank you for your support!


Heritage Circle


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