The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) and Wisconsin Council for Local History (WCLH) have announced that 19 affiliated local historical societies will receive a total of $11,098 through their 2021 mini-grant program. The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in Spooner, an affiliate of the WHS, is one of the recipients and will receive a mini-grant to support its PastPerfect Conversion project.
The WHS and the WCLH provide funding for this mini-grant program. This year's 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 PastPerfect Conversion project being undertaken by WCHM will organize and record information about all their Collections items in the museum industry standard PastPerfect software.
About the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum
The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum is an institution devoted to the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history and heritage of canoe building, canoes, and canoeing in North America. Based in Spooner, Wisconsin, the museum maintains an extensive collection of historic canoes and canoe paraphernalia, an ever-changing exhibit hall, and a working canoe shop, all available to the general public as well as WCHM members. For more information, visit www.WisconsinCanoeHeritageMuseum.org.
About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.