Local historical societies received a total of $11,500 through the 2018 mini-grant program, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History.
The Wisconsin Historical Foundation and the Wisconsin Council for Local History provide funding for the mini-grant program.
Twenty-five affiliates were awarded min-grants. 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.