MUSEUMS TO REOPEN BY APPOINTMENT STARTING JULY 9 The Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum and the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum will open their exhibit spaces to the public on a limited basis starting Thursday, July 9... Click here for more
HISTORY ROOM TO REOPEN FOR RESEARCH JUNE 15 The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum has been closed to the public since mid March due to Covid-19... Click here for more
Remembering the Cuban Refugee Program at Fort McCoy, 1980
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.
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