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CHAPTER 44
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES AND ARTS BOARD
SUBCHAPTER I
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
44.01 Historical society; corporate structure.
44.015 Powers.
44.02 Historical society; duties.
44.03 Affiliated societies.
44.04 School services.
44.05 American history research center.
44.06 Depository of public documents.
44.07 Museum extension service.
44.09 District attorney, county, local and court records.
44.10 Regional depositories for records.
44.11 Central depository library.
44.12 Educational facilities at Nelson Dewey state park.
44.13 Educational facilities at Old Wade House state park.
44.14 Central depository loan collection, federal documents.
44.15 Historical markers program.
44.16 Circus World Museum Foundation.
44.20 Historic sites.
44.21 Historical society parking regulations.
SUBCHAPTER II
HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM
44.30 Public policy.
44.31 Definitions.
44.32 Officer.
44.33 Duties of the state review board.
44.34 Duties of the state historical society.
44.36 State register of historic places.
44.39 State agency cooperation.
44.40 State agency decisions; negotiation.
44.41 Protection and use of state agency property.
44.42 Negotiations with political subdivisions and school boards.
44.44 Certification of historic preservation ordinances.
44.45 List of locally designated historic places.
44.47 Field archaeology.
44.48 Archaeological resources.
SUBCHAPTER III
ARTS BOARD
44.51 Definitions.
44.53 Powers and duties.
44.55 Executive secretary.
44.56 Public service requirement.
44.565 Arts challenge initiative grants.
44.57 Fine arts in state buildings.
44.60 Arts incubator grants and loans.
44.62 Wisconsin regranting program.
subch. I of ch. 44 SUBCHAPTER I
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
44.01 44.01 Historical society; corporate structure.
44.01(1) (1) The historical society shall constitute a body politic and corporate by the name of "The State Historical Society of Wisconsin," and shall possess all the powers necessary to accomplish the objects and perform the duties prescribed by law. The historical society shall be an official agency and the trustee of the state.
44.01(2) (2) The historical society may adopt, and change, a seal, a constitution and bylaws, promulgate rules, and elect such officers as the constitution or bylaws prescribe. The eligibility requirements for membership in the historical society shall be determined by the constitution and bylaws. There shall continue to be a board of curators for governing the historical society with powers substantially the same as at present.
44.01(4) (4) The historical society's acceptance of any benefits granted it by law shall be conclusively deemed its complete acquiescence in all laws enacted concerning the organization and operation of the society.
44.01 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1979 c. 110; 1983 a. 27; 1989 a. 359.
44.01 Annotation The historical society is a state agency. The board of curators falls within the coverage of ss. 893.82 and 895.46. 74 Atty. Gen. 54.
44.015 44.015 Powers. The historical society may:
44.015(1) (1) Acquire any interest in real or personal property by gift, bequest or otherwise in any amount and may operate, manage, sell, rent or convey real estate acquired by gift, bequest, foreclosure or other means, upon such terms and conditions as the board of curators deems for its interests but may not sell, mortgage, transfer or dispose of in any manner or remove from its buildings, except for temporary purposes, any article therein without authority of law.
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