Monroe County Local History Room & Museum












News

Encore Presentation of Poor Farm & Asylum History Program on July 8
An encore presentation of Scot Simpson's “All But Forgotten Institutions: a glimpse into the history of the Monroe County Poor Farm and Asylum” will occur on Saturday, July 8, at 1 pm at the Monroe County Local History Room, 200 Main St...
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History Program about Growing Up in the 1950s
“Three Boomer Broads: Remembering While We Still Can” - A public history presentation and book signing on Thursday, May 11th, 7pm, Monroe County Local History Room, 200 Main St...
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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