Monroe County Local History Room & Museum













News at MCLHR

MCLHR.org surpasses 900,000 index entries with latest update!
The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum has recently added a new index and several index updates to its website, www...
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May 7th History Program Cancelled
"The History of Tillman Produce Company" by Philip and Cheryl Tillman, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 7th at 7pm has been cancelled...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

The Wisconsin Child Center / State School For Dependent & Neglected Children

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