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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior, Museum of the Historical Society, WHI IMAGE ID 23289.

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located at 30 N. Carroll Street on Madison’s Capitol Square. The current home of the Museum was built in 1953 and originally housed the Wolff, Kubly & Hirsig hardware store. The Historical Society renovated the building and the Museum moved in during April, 1986.