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Unforgettable Doesn’t Just Happen

A new history center is the Wisconsin Historical Society’s biggest undertaking ever. To make it a reality, we need the support of bold, visionary, engaged people who believe in the power of history to make a difference. We’re counting on the support of people who understand the value of investing in transformational projects to benefit our past, present and future.


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Donor Stories

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation is deeply grateful to the early leaders in the campaign. Learn more about some of the people and businesses behind this project who are committed to bringing a new history center to Wisconsin.

“We hope our gift provides momentum and inspires others to invest in such a worthy project. This museum will provide Wisconsinites, no matter where they are living today, with a world-class facility to honor the state’s historic past and use that knowledge and experience to build a better future.”

– John & Sherry Stilin, Redmond, Wash.

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Hoping to support everything the Wisconsin Historical Society does? Becoming a member is the best way to do that. Members receive free admission at our 12 historic sites and museums, reciprocal benefits at museums across the country, invitations to exclusive member events, and a 10% discount in museum stores and at Membership also includes a subscription to our quarterly Wisconsin Magazine of History, filled with fascinating stories of the people, places, and events that have shaped our state. Join today to start your adventure!


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Free admission to our historic sites & museums

Subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History

Invitations to exclusive member events

Reciprocal Membership at 1,000+ organizations

A fully stocked gift shop at Old World Wisconsin! Sheep pillows, food and drinks, books about the area and the history, food stuff, and other fun gift items.

Discounts on Shopping & Special Events


Be part of something historic

The Wisconsin Historical Society strives to collect, preserve and share history, but we can’t do that without help. By joining our team you can lend your support in helping us to tell the story of Wisconsin’s history.