Monroe County Local History Room & Museum












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Genealogy Classes at History Room in March
Another round of genealogy classes at the Monroe County Local History Room will occur in March with “The Genealogist’s Toolkit Series: Making Ancestry...
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History Program at Local History Room about Sparta's Kathryn Clarenbach
History Program Thursday, March 9, 7pm: "Kathryn Clarenbach, Unsung Heroine: The Sparta native who built the foundation for the modern women’s movement right here in Wisconsin," by Jenny Price...
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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