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.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission* to 12 historic sites and
    museums during regular operating hours
  • 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)
  • 2 one-time use historic site guest
    to bring a friend or family
    member along
  • 10% discount on all Society special
    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 Bonus Benefits

  • A complimentary publication from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press
  • Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes tours at the Society headquarters building and at locations around the state

  • Opportunity to register for exclusive historical trips

  • One free registration to the Annual 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

President’s Council members contribute $5,000 or more annually and receive all of the Heritage Circle benefits listed above, as well as:
  • An invitation to attend the annual President’s Council dinner

  • 4 additional (12 total) historic site and museum one-time use guest passes to bring a friend or family member along

Join or renew your membership in the Heritage Circle
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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? Mail your payment to: Wisconsin Historical Foundation, PO Box 260050, Madison, WI 53726-0050.

To donate by phone, call us at 608-261-1856.

Thank you for your support!


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