Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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News at MCLHR

Monroe County Puzzles Now Available
We're excited to announce the newest items in our Gift Shop: jigsaw puzzles featuring photographs and artifacts from our collection! Puzzle varieties include "Postcards of the Past", "1915 Monroe County Plat Map", and "Monroe County Business Premiums...
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MCHS SPRING CRAFT SHOW MARCH 13 IN TOMAH
The 92nd Monroe County Historical Society Craft Show will be held Saturday, March 13 at two hotels in Tomah: the Best Western and Cranberry County Lodge convention centers...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Remembering the Cuban Refugee Program at Fort McCoy, 1980

Cuban Refugees

Between May and November of 1980, the military base at Fort McCoy became a refugee compound where over 14,000 Cuban exiles where screened and detained as they awaited potential sponsorship from Wisconsin organizations and families. The "Resettlement Program" at Fort McCoy impacted the lives of many Monroe County citizens leaving them with unforgettable memories of that time.

Do you have a story to tell about the time when the Cuban refugees were at Fort McCoy? If so, click HERE to submit it.

Click HERE to read the stories others have shared.