History Maker Space

History Maker Space

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The History Maker Space is a temporary space for our continued programming on Capitol Square where we are hosting pop-up exhibits, author talks, public programs and history center sneak peeks during the construction of the new building.

Hours & Directions


Monday – Friday

10am – 5pm

History Maker Space is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day


Located within the US Bank Plaza building on the Capitol Square


Shop the Wisconsin History Makers Space store for unique items celebrating the rich history and culture of the Badger State. Find great gifts and books about famous Wisconsin history makers, find items that help you make history, and browse our exclusive selection of goods from local makers!

Every purchase directly supports the Society’s mission of collecting, preserving and sharing our state’s history. 

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Open House

Wednesday October 11 | 5 – 7PM

Be among the first to visit our dynamic new programming and retail space on Capitol Square. Learn more about where the Wisconsin History Makers Tour will stop, see our new education classroom and participate in a PK-12 classroom activity, view prototypes for our first pop-up exhibit, and lend your support by making a purchase at our new retail store!

While you’re here get the latest updates on the history center project scheduled for completion in 2026!

Field Trips & Summer Camps

Field Trip at the History Maker Space

Field Trips

We are excited to continue to offer hands-on history field trips at the History Maker Space during the construction of Wisconsin’s new history center. Through an expanded interactive classroom, where young learners will become history makers themselves as they design their own museum exhibits.

Summer Camp outside the History Maker Space on the capitol square.

Summer Camps

Give your kids a history-making summer experience through interactive summer camps for all ages hosted at the History Maker Space! They’ll get hands-on with history and travel back in time through fun activities and interactive learning experiences, making memories that last a lifetime.

Accessibility & Safety

US Bank Plaza, and by extension the History Maker Space, has two handicapped parking spaces near the elevator vestibules. Entryways are ADA compliant. There is also a wheelchair lift to the conference rooms.
While no pets are allowed in US Bank Plaza, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.
By entering a Wisconsin Historical Society site, including the History Maker Space, guests grant the Wisconsin Historical Society the right to film, video, record or photograph them on State of Wisconsin property for any reason without payment or consideration. 

History Makers Tour

Not located in Madison? The Wisconsin History Makers Tour will bring history directly to local communities in every region of the state as we prepare for the new history center!