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
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.