Tour of the Wisconsin State Archives Preservation Facility (SAPF)

Thursday, May 5
204 S. Thornton Ave
Cost: $5 (Register in advance)
Capacity: 20 people


The State Archive Preservation Facility is a state of the art preservation facility for all formats of historical resources: library materials, archival collections, fine art, motion pictures, archeological collections, and three-dimensional (or artifact) collections—from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the State Capitol and Executive Residence, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at the UW-Madison. The tour will include the specialized storage areas for both the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum; the conservation lab; and the American Indian Collections Care Suite.

Sign up for this tour during the online registration process.

Location and Transportation

Via Madison Metro bus: Take the #7 bus from the N. Carroll & W. Mifflin bus stop (on Capitol square in front of the State Historical Museum). The bus departs at 8:42am. Ride about 12 minutes and signal to depart at Williamson & Rogers St. Walk 2 blocks on Williamson St in the same direction the bus travelled to Thornton Ave. Turn left to cross Williamson Street, continue on Thornton. Thornton dead ends into a bicycle path and the driveway to the SAPF.

Note: meet in the Concourse lobby at 8:25 and a MAC volunteer will lead you to the SAPF via this bus route.

Bus fare is $2 cash only, no change given (more fare information).

Bus routes 4, 6 and 7 all run between the Concourse Hotel and the SAPF neighborhood. Check Google Maps or the City of Madison Metro Transit page to plan your trip.

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