Monroe County Local History Room & Museum













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Census program, 7pm March 31st
“Coming to your Census: A History and Overview of the Census and its Records...
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“Lost Voices of Mariel” Traveling Exhibit on view now
In 1980, the Mariel Boatlift brought 14,000 people to the refugee compound at Fort McCoy...
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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