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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

State Historical Society

 
 
State Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, June 4, 2010
1. State Historical Society Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the conservation, advancement and dissemination of the American heritage, the Society was founded in 1846, chartered in 1853. Legislative support, the first bestowed in any state, began in 1854; the Society became a state agency in 1949.

Under Lyman Copeland Draper (1854-1886) the library achieved pre-eminence; research, publication and a modern museum were begun. Local societies followed in 1895. The Society became the state archives in 1907. The quarterly magazine was launched in 1917, historical markers in 1942, school services in 1947, regional depositories for local research in 1951, the operation of historical sites in 1952.

Dedicated in 1900, rededicated in 1955, this building has long been a mecca for the student of American and Wisconsin history and a center for the greater appreciation of the basic dynamics of the American experiment.
 
Erected 1955. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.519′ N, 89° 23.986′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from State Street 0.1 miles east of Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is located
State Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, June 4, 2010
2. State Historical Society
in front of the State Historical Society on the Library Mall on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 816 State St.,, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leaders in Science (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Stage for All (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nation (about 400 feet away); Science Hall (about 400 feet away); University Presbyterian Church and Student Center (about 400 feet away); A Grand Experiment (about 400 feet away); On the Air (about 500 feet away); Armory & Gymnasium (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Historical Society. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable Places
 
State Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 28, 2013
3. State Historical Society
The marker was removed during construction in front of the Historical Society in 2013, but has now been replaced.
Wisconsin Historical Society sign image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, June 4, 2010
4. Wisconsin Historical Society sign
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is now known as the Wisconsin Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 11, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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