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Excellent document on historic tax credits available from Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

Excellent document on historic tax credits available from Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

January 27, 2016 |

The Milwaukee Preservation Alliance has created this comprehensive report on the benefits of federal historic tax credits. You can download the entire report here.  Share and enjoy!

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Executive Session on SB 445/ AB 568 held Wednesday, January 27!

Executive Session on SB 445/ AB 568 held Wednesday, January 27!

January 25, 2016 |

An Executive Session will be held in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00 a.m. in 400 Southeast to discuss the harmful SB 445/ AB 568, which limits governmental control of historic properties. As this is an Executive Session, no public comments will be accepted.  However, it will be an informative and […]

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Public Hearing on SB 445 (Same as AB 568) on January 5th

Public Hearing on SB 445 (Same as AB 568) on January 5th

January 2, 2016 |

The Wisconsin Senate Committee for Insurance, Housing, and Trade will hold a hearing addressing this bill on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.  Click here for the document with complete information.  As a citizen you can either testify or register in opposition of this harmful bill.  Click here to learn how that process works.  […]

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers AB 568

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers AB 568

December 16, 2015 |

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published its first piece on AB 568, the damaging legislation that would allow property owners to refuse adhering to historic preservation standards.  Read the article here.  Tools for speaking out: Read the bill here. We’ve highlighted the sections pertaining to historic preservation. Read Sam Breidenbach’s letter to Representative Chris Taylor and Senator […]

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Update on AB 568

Update on AB 568

December 15, 2015 |

Assembly Bill 568 was addressed in a public hearing on December 10, 2015. Several Madison Trust representatives were in attendance, and many people came to speak or register in opposition to the bill. The day after the hearing, the sponsors of the bill released a statement saying that they intended to revise its contents. This […]

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Get your Madison Trust swag!

Get your Madison Trust swag!

December 10, 2015 |

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is excited to reveal our brand new store!  Visit now to get apparel, home goods, and more with the Madison Trust logo proudly displayed.  It’s a perfect gift for the preservation-minded friend on your list, and a great place to get yourself a little something too! When you shop […]

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Assembly Bill 568, introduced on December 4, could have devastating effects on historic preservation statewide. Learn more and act now!

Assembly Bill 568, introduced on December 4, could have devastating effects on historic preservation statewide. Learn more and act now!

December 6, 2015 |

Continue to check this page for updates!  UPDATE, 12/9/15: Dean Mosiman of the Wisconsin State Journal has posted an article citing the opposition to AB568 by Madison Trust and many other preservation-minded individuals and organizations.  Click here to read.  Update, 12/8/15: A public hearing will be held Thursday, December 10th at 10:00AM in 412 East. Click […]

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Beautiful Al Ringling Theatre is making progress on renovation

Beautiful Al Ringling Theatre is making progress on renovation

November 18, 2015 |

The Al Ringling Theatre in 1915. Photo from www.alringling.com The historic Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo is making big strides on the renovation of their theatre.  The beautiful space celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. After only seven months of construction, the Al Ringling Theatre opened its doors on November 17, 1915 with a production […]

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