The Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History are pleased to announce that 25 affiliated local historical societies received a total of $12,506 through the 2017 mini-grant program. The Wisconsin Council for Local History administers the mini-grant program, which is funded by an endowment managed by the Wisconsin Historical Foundation.
The Menasha Historical Society has received a mini-grant to support the purchase of collections storage.
This year's affiliate mini-grant program focused on projects and activities that strengthen a local organization's ability to preserve historical collections and manage those collections and other resources. The projects supported in part by the mini-grant program are an important part of the work done by local organizations to help collect and preserve our state's history at the community level.
The Wisconsin Historical Society's Field Services Program provides support and educational opportunities to local history groups throughout the state. The Wisconsin Historical Society also partners with the Wisconsin Council for Local History, a non-profit organization consisting of all historical organizations affiliated with the State Society that promotes communication and cooperation among local history groups.
For more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Council for Local History, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.
For more information about the mini-grant program, contact Southern Field Services Representative Rick Bernstein at (608) 264-6583, firstname.lastname@example.org or Northern Field Services Representative Janet Seymour at (715) 836-2250, janet.Seymour@wisconsinhistory.org