Entity | Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Wisconsin Historical Society (officially the State Historical Society of Wisconsin) is simultaneously a state agency and a private membership organization whose purpose is to maintain, promote and spread knowledge relating to the history of North America, with an emphasis on the state of Wisconsin and the trans-Allegheny West. Founded in 1846 and chartered in 1853, it is the oldest historical society in the United States to receive continuous public funding. The society's headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Wisconsin Historical Society is organized into four divisions: the Division of Library-Archives, the Division of Museums and Historic Sites, the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History, and the Division of Administrative Services.
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Inception: 1846

Alternate Names: State historical society of Wisconsin, State Historical Society., Wisconsin. State Historical Society, Historical Society of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Historical Society, SHSW., Historische Gesellschaft des Staates Wisconsin., Wisconsin. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Field(s) of Work: historic preservation
Associated Place(s): Madison, United States of America, Illinois--Chicago, Wisconsin, Ozaukee County (Wis.), United States, Wisconsin--Green Lake County, Milwaukee County (Wis.), China., Stillwater (Minn.), Wisconsin--Jackson County, Wisconsin--Madison, Minnesota Territory, Minnesota, Stonefield Village (Cassville, Wis.), Galena (Ill.), Kenosha County (Wis.), Belmont (Wis), Prairie du Chien (Wis.), Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.), Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Racine County (Wis.)

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