On Thursday, the Wisconsin Historical Society officially opened their State Archive Preservation facility in Madison. The new 188,000 square foot state-of-the-art building will house thousands of artifacts from Wisconsin's great history.
Only the Library of Congress has a larger collection of newspapers than the Wisconsin Historical Society. Now, that collection, which dates back to the 1850's, will be preserved and available to the public.
Wisconsin also has the fifth largest film collection in the nation. The Historical Society even has all of the original tapes from the TV show M*A*S*H. It will now be preserved for generations at a crisp 46 degrees.
Wisconsin's history is amazing. I'm proud to have supported funding for this important preservation facility in the state budget. This investment means our state's great legacy will live on for years to come.