Monroe County Local History Room & Museum













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It's a GREAT Time to Research Your Family History
If you're finding yourself stuck at home these days and looking for something productive to do (and who isn't?), we would encourage you to get online and research your family history...
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History Room Temporarily Closed to the Public
Starting March 18, 2020, the Monroe County Local History Room & the Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum will be closed to the public in order to comply with Wisconsin Gov...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

The Wisconsin Child Center operated in Sparta, Wisconsin, from 1885 to 1976. Originally named the "State Public School for Dependant and Neglected Children," the Child Center was a significant institution to Sparta, Monroe County, and to the thousands of people who lived and worked there during its 89 years of operation. The Local History Room often receives queries for Child Center history and questions about obtaining the records of children who once lived there. These topics and more are addressed on the web pages below.

Obtaining Records

Share Your Memories (Former Attendees & Staff)

Images of the Child Center

History of the Child Center
(Created by Ms. Joanne Hagen's Fifth Grade Class,
Meadowview Intermediate School, Sparta WI)

State School Inmate Index: 1900-1930